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Friday
Feb252011

Study: Herceptin May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Returning

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A new study suggests the cancer drug Herceptin reduces risk of breast cancer reappearing, according to HealthDay.

The four-year study, which was conducted in Milan, studied over 5,000 women with early-stage breast cancer from nearly 40 countries. The statistics show Herceptin reduced recurrence by 24 percent, HealthDay reports.

The patients took Herceptin after chemotherapy treatment for a year. Doctors are still not sure what the most effective period for Herceptin is in cancer treatment.

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