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Letter: Too much focus on breast cancer

About 60,000 turned out in a sea of

About 60,000 turned out in a sea of pink to walk together Sunday morning in a call to find the cure, as part of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach. (Oct. 20, 2013) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

I'd like to applaud anyone who walked at the breast cancer awareness walk ["Jones Beach marchers raise $3.15M to fight breast cancer," News, Oct. 21]. It's inspiring to know that people are so passionate about curing breast cancer, unfortunately, I believe that Americans are too focused on one type of cancer.

I think that we should let other cancer-related causes -- such as those for thyroid, prostate, childhood or ovarian cancer, or leukemia or lymphoma -- have a chance in the spotlight. I understand that breast cancer is the most common cancer for women, but it is not the most deadly.

Karan Ishii, Jericho
 

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