Breast and ovarian cancer

Bette J. Caan, Cynthia Thomson

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Abstract

Cancer, a spectrum of diseases that are all characterized by loss of regulation over cell growth and differentiation and acquisition of the ability to metastasize to distant parts of the body, is the second leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 565,000 deaths, or about 25% of all deaths, each year [1]. In addition to the individual and social burden of the disease, the yearly direct medical costs of cancer are estimated at $60.9 billion and indirect morbidity costs at $15.5 billion [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptimizing Women's Health through Nutrition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages229-263
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781420043013
ISBN (Print)9781420043006
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Caan, B. J., & Thomson, C. (2007). Breast and ovarian cancer. In Optimizing Women's Health through Nutrition (pp. 229-263). CRC Press.