Chapter 1The Cancer Revolution
On Wednesday, December 26, 1990, the United Press International news wire carried the following headline:
CANCER NOW LEADING KILLER OF MIDDLE-AGED
The article reported that for people aged thirty-five to sixty-four cancer had overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death. (2)
Cancer kills more women in the United States than any other illness, and it is estimated that by the year 2000 cancer will be the leading cause of death among all Americans. (7) The aging of the American population cannot be used as an excuse to explain the steady increase in cancer...