“Unmentioned in the tally of survivors is how many are likely to relapse after the five-year benchmark or succumb to metastases later on. ... Nonetheless, in official recordkeeping, a patient who dies after a grueling six-year fight with breast cancer is placed in the ‘survived’ category. (By such accounting, the late Elizabeth Edwards is considered a treatment success.)”
Clifton Leaf

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Clifton Leaf

Editor of FORTUNE Magazine, Cancer Advocate, Brooklynite. Author