Cancer can strike anyone, at any time. That's a message we've been hearing for most of our lives — followed by the reminder that early detection and treatment offer the best hope of a full recovery. And it was underscored by Monday's announcement that
The news leaves many who've looked to her as a role model apprehensive. At the same time it stirs hope that her circumstances will stir
The statement didn't say how advanced DeSantis' case is, or what treatment options she is considering (details she has every right to keep private), but we hope she benefits from some of the innovative treatments for breast cancer that have emerged over the past few years.
'Most difficult test of her life':
Breast cancer screening:
During her nearly three years as a first lady, DeSantis has been a visible and enthusiastic presence across
She has consistently used her platform as a force to unite Floridians, from successfully advocating for more mental health programs through her Hope for Healing Initiative to promoting greater broadband access for hundreds of thousands of low-income families amid the COVID pandemic.
It is — as her husband, Gov.
Unfortunately, that innovation can't help someone who doesn't know they have cancer. And over the past year-and-a-half, the number of routine cancer screenings has plummeted. According to the
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More people are getting screened now, but the rate still isn't anywhere near pre-COVID levels. And there could be a serious toll: The
Don't compound COVID's deadly toll. Get caught up with your cancer tests — including mammograms — as soon as possible.
We feel for the First Lady — and for all those women and men in similar circumstances. We must also acknowledge, however, that state actions and failures to act have an undeniable impact on others throughout
They fought the Affordable Care Act, which covers more than 2.1 million Floridians, tooth and nail. And despite the sustained, overwhelming popularity of the ACA,
We hope that among the many people
This editorial was written by the editorial boards of the Daytona Beach News-Journal,
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