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Jun 19, 2017

The American Cancer Society estimates that some 1-point-7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2017. The chances for an American male developing cancer is almost 41 percent, while the chances for an American woman to develop cancer is over 37 percent. The good news is that the survival rates for all forms of cancer have jumped from 49 percent in 1975 to 69 percent by 2012.

Guests: Dr. Vicki Jackson, chief of palliative care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. David Ryan, chief of hematology and oncology at Massachusetts General.

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