Young Women More Likely to Face Aggressive BC Types, But Proper Treatment Improves Outcomes

Young Women More Likely to Face Aggressive BC Types, But Proper Treatment Improves Outcomes
Young women are more likely than older ones to be diagnosed with more aggressive forms of breast cancer, but their outcomes can be good if they follow recommended treatments. That is the take-home messages of two studies presented at the recent ESMO Breast Cancer Congress 2019, held in Berlin, according to Matteo Lambertini, a spokesperson from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). "Women under 40 years of age tend to be diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer types — for example their tumors are more likely to be triple negative and HER2 positive. Despite this, survival and local recurrence rates are similar to those of the general population of breast cancer patients provided they receive appropriate treatment," Lambertini, also a medical oncologist at the IRCCS Policlinico San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Italy, said in a press release. The first study, titled "Breast Cancer in Young Women — a multi-center 10-year experience
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