Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy
 

Thousands of women with early stage breast cancer can be spared the "agony of chemotherapy", researchers say.
It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour.
Cancer doctors said the findings will change practice in their clinics on Monday, and means about 70% of women in this group can be treated safely with just surgery and hormone therapy.
The charity Breast Cancer Care said the findings, which could affect 3,000 UK women a year, were "wonderful news".
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3 June 2018 in Regional, Views: 49
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