Silver Book Fact

Since 1975, the five year survival rate for breast cancer patients has increased by 40 percent.

Reference

Title
Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2012
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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  • Human Value

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