This year, more than 22,000 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s a pretty frightening statistic, but advances in diagnostic techniques as well as in treatments are improving our odds of beating the disease… New Treatment Options: Tykerb - About 20% of breast cancer cases are HER-2, an aggressive form of cancer. A drug called Herceptin has been the best treatment for women with HER-2 cancer. “Herceptin attacks the outside of the HER-2 protein,” says Dr. Edith Perez, hematologist, oncologist and researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.
Reader’s Digest Canada by Deena Waisberg