Even though breast cancer can affect anyone, of any age and gender, there are different types of breast cancer and it can affect people in several different ways. For example, about 40% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have cancer in their lymph nodes (which means that the cancer has spread from the breast to the lymph nodes located in the armpit area).
There are several treatment options available for breast cancer, one of them being chemotherapy. Even though this is one of the most efficient types of therapy, is also one of the most aggressive treatments for the human body. So, when should it be used to treat cancer? In this video, shared by Breast Cancer Answers®, listen to Dr. Harness, Breast Cancer Answers Medical Director, talk about why not all lymph node positive breast cancer patients need chemotherapy and how advances in research have been changing the way doctors “prescribe” this treatment to patients.
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