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In most of the early stage breast cancer patients chemotherapy makes no difference

A new study gives hope (and ammunition) to women diagnosed with breast cancer and who are trying to avoid chemotherapy.

Researchers presented their findings of an almost decade-long study at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago in early June 2018. The groundbreaking study is the largest breast cancer treatment trial ever done, and the research will be published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Mammograms increase risk of breast cancer

Video Transcript: Do Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Lead to Over-Diagnosis?

Ty Bollinger: Early detection is your best protection.

Sayer Ji: Exactly. They even equated this meme with prevention when in fact you’re exposing your breast to a type of radiation that is actually known to have a higher risk of causing cancer in the breast. Especially if you have the BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations that everyone is so concerned about. Because they make it harder for you to damage, to radiate, to protect yourself from radiation-induced damage.

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