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