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Women and Cancer

Ann Witt, M.D., and Natalie Staats Reiss, Ph.D., edited by Benjamin McDonald, MD

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer is among the leading causes of mortality worldwide.  Among women the 5 most common types of cancer are breast, colorectal, lung, cervix, and stomach cancer.

Cancer screening is one way to improve the outcomes of breast, cervical and colon cancers. Diagnosing cancer in the earlier stages of the disease increases the likelihood that treatment will be successful.