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Drugs before surgery help women avoid mastectomies

(AP) -- Taking hormone-blocking pills for a few months before breast cancer surgery can shrink tumors and allow many women to have just the lump removed instead of the whole breast, a new study suggests.

dateSep 30, 2010 in Cancer
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Radiation after mastectomy underused, study finds

While radiation therapy is common after breast conserving surgery, it's much less frequent after mastectomy, even among women for whom it would have clear life-saving benefit. This is according to a new study ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Cancer
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