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Officials: Breast cancer rates improve, but screenings still essential
Napa Valley Register

Diane Van Deusen melted down for about a day and a half when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of this year — but she soon decided there was no way to face cancer other than head-on.

Van Deusen, 55, will have her last radiation treatment this Monday at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Her cancer was caught at “an extremely early stage” by a mammogram, which she credits for helping save her life.

“My cancer hadn’t permeated the tissue, which was excellent for my prognosis,” Van Deusen said.

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