A Worrisome Cancer in Women—And It’s Not Breast

By Brittany | February 01, 2012 | Category: Cancer
A Worrisome Cancer in Women—And It’s Not Breast
By Barbara Gottlieb, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health; Brookside Community Health Center and Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Although my patients have very diverse backgrounds (ie, in class, age, ethnicity, race, education, language, health literacy), they are quite similar in what they fear and what they don’t fear. For my female patients, breast cancer is at the top of the list. Somewhere beneath that is diabetes, then heart disease, stroke, and others that you would expect. I’m pretty sure that for most of my patients, lung cancer doesn’t even make it on the list.

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