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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Cancer - Different Fates

One man who drinks alcohol and smokes cigarettes lives to age 90 without getting liver or lung cancer; another man who smokes and drinks the same amount gets cancer at age 60.

One woman's breast cancer responds to chemotherapy, and her tumor shrinks; another woman's breast cancer shows no change after the same treatment.

How can these differences be explained?

Cancer - Different Fates