by Yael Green

Breast Cancer

How risky is it to be Jewish? 

Breast cancer seems to be everywhere. Each of us knows someone—a mother, cousin, childhood friend—who has struggled with the disease, or succumbed to it. With an estimated 182,000 new cases diagnosed each year—and a quarter of these fatal—breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in the age range of 35 to 54.

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