Silver Book Fact

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S.

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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