Thousands of Canadian breast cancer patients will reap the rewards of a new no-chemo study, experts say
5 monthes ago - By National Post
TORONTO - When Lisa Freedman was diagnosed with breast cancer, a genetic test of her tumour suggested chemotherapy would have no effect on the risk of recurrence, allowing her to safely skip the treatment and its dreaded side-effects.
“When the test came back, it showed that I would have a 13 per cent chance of recurrence if I had chemo and a 12 per cent chance if I didn't have chemo,” said the Toronto lawyer, 61.
“So that became an easy no-chemo decision,” said Freedman, who has been cancer-free for two years.
A recently published U.S.-led study of more than 10,000 women whose tumours...
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