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New Drug Fights Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a horrible disease that claims the lives of many daughters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and sisters. Anyone can get breast cancer, and over 12.6% of women will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. That's why research that finds medicines and treatments to cure this dreadful epidemic are so vital.

I didn't know this, but breast cancer isn't just one disease, but a family of diseases. That means not all tumors are the same, so they respond to different treatments. A new study has found a drug that can cut the recurrence of one type of tumor by 41%.

The drug called paclitaxel, when used with chemotherapy, can target HER2-positive (human epidermal growth factor receptor-2) tumors. Of course these findings need to be subjected to further research, but this news gives us great hope. We are learning that there isn't a "one size fits all" type of treatment for breast cancer. With more research, new treatments will be discovered to defeat all types of breast cancer.

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suzanne suzanne 8 years
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! This is so changing the subject, but our own FitSugar is in the top 3 of the Blogger's Choice Awards. YAY!!! :JUMPIN: The voting ends early November, so if you haven't voted yet and would like to add your vote to the tally - here's the link: http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/categories/11 (If you've seen this before, I apologize... I just wanted to get the word out to everyone :) )
suzanne suzanne 8 years
I did the 5K Walk For The Cure last weekend. So sad to read all the names on the bibs :(
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
What a great leap! Hopefulyl this keeps up ;)
7kimba7 7kimba7 8 years
Just keep in mind that it's ONE tumor type. And is paclitaxel that new?
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