Improving Breast Cancer Care Step by Step

Breast cancer, the most common life-threatening malignancy in the West, is more curable than ever but remains one of the most common causes of cancer death. The cost of this disease is high; so, too, are the costs of treatment because no “magic bullet” cure exists. Yet, the death rate from breast cancer is falling in most Western countries even though the number of cases remains relatively unchanged. This likely reflects increased attention to the details of care.