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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in this country. In the past 15 years, significant progress has been made with better understanding of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of cancer. Most recent figures from the United States SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, End Results) Program show that a person has a greater likelihood of surviving cancer now than 20 years ago. The National Cancer Institute estimates that a 50% reduction in mortality can be achieved if state-of-the-art therapy were available to most cancer patients by the year 2000. Most cancer patients are initially seen by primary physicians. However, most patients
Primary Care of Cancer: Recommendations for Screening, Diagnosis, and Management.. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:317–318. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-2-317_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(2):317-318.
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