Cancer Screening and Awareness

Sergeant, Deborah Jeanne
October 2006
Alaska Business Monthly;Oct2006, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p122
The article offers information on cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes the disease as the country's second most common cause of death. Studies by the National Institutes of Health indicate that in 2005, cancers cost American employers nearly $35 billion in lost productivity. The CDC states on its web site that because of advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer, individuals are living many years after a diagnosis.


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