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Article Talk: Beyond October: What's Next for Breast Cancer Survivors?
October 31, 2016
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I am sorry to hear about Kevin's diagnosis and feel it must be difficult to be a male patient in a female patient dominated disease community. However, I fail to understand his statement about the magical five year mark. There is nothing magical about hitting five years for anyone for any reason. Five years is a statistical point that is commonly used to measure survival rates. Beyond that, it has no significance. Noting this in a Cure editorial only furthers the myth that there is a 99% survival rate or 95% survival rate. This only means for five years. It leads people to believe if you make it ...

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