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  • Drugs Before Surgery

    Posted 10/1/2013 by hhill
      Over the past years, there has been an increasing use of "neoadjuvant" treatment for women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. This means that some women have received chemotherapy before surgery (obviously, after a biopsy) in an attempt to shrink the tumor and eventually allow a lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy. In my clinical experience, this has often been successful, and I have known many women whose treatment was planned in this way. Read more... Comments (0)

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