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Early Diagnosis of Second Breast Cancers Improves Survival Chances

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:05pm

Cancerconsultants.com spotted a study published in the Annals of Oncology which concudes that  early detection of second breast cancers (prior to symptoms) results in a diagnosis of early-stage cancer and improves survival by 27-47%

Breast cancer survivors are at an increased risk of developing secondary breast cancers, either in the same breast if they have undergone breast-conserving surgery or in the opposite breast. As a result, it is important that this population of women undergoes regular screening. Here’s the link to the CancerConsultants piece.

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