Sunday, December 11, 2005

Fatalistic attitude impedes cancer fight

'A cancer diagnosis can present the average person with the battle of his or her life. But new research suggests too many may be giving up on that fight far too early. One example: In a recent effort to recruit high-risk black and Hispanic New Yorkers to a breast cancer prevention drug trial, researchers at Columbia University asked each potential candidate whether or not she agreed with the statement, "If someone is meant to get cancer, they will."' More


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