Study Finds Chemo Unnecessary for Young Breast Cancer Patients

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

The Money Times reports on a European study that found that women under 40 with breast cancer who have chemotherapy in addition to lumpectomies or radiotherapy may not benefit from the drugs.

Developing breast cancer at a young age is very worrying in terms of survival, but some young women may be undergoing not only unpleasant but also unnecessary chemotherapy, which can be avoided, the researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center, in the Netherlands said.

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