July 26, 2012

The Latest Word on Breast Cancer


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

Tags: Breast Cancer, diagnostic techniques, Dr. Edith Perez, Herceptin, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Reader's Digest Canada, Research

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