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Breast cancer


October 11, 2019

You’ve seen the advertisements, witnessed the heartache, made aware of the billions of dollars spent on research, but women continue to die from metastatic breast cancer, some 40,000 Americans every year.

It’s frustrating when an early diagnosis results in radical mastectomy and a woman thinks they are cancer free with no way of truly knowing if they are. Many undergo chemotherapy, their doctors suspecting that they may have micrometastases – growths outside the breast that are too small to appear. Patients may get abdominal scans for verification, but few have brain scans if no symp...

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