This is an incredibly remarkable development in the world of cancer! New research that's been presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference shows that two drugs have eliminated certain types of breast cancers...in just 11 days. Yes, the trial destroyed tumors in just over a week.
What this can mean for those diagnosed with breast cancer: they may not need to undergo chemo. This finding is a result of a Cancer Research UK-funded trial.
257 women with HER2-positive breast cancer were given both drugs, after being diagnosed. 11 percent of the cancers reportedly disappeared within two weeks and 17 percent of cases were found to have shrunken tumors.
If you don't already know, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the entire world. Gratefully, in many areas, early detection is available, which helps increase patient survival rates. In 2011, more than half a million women died from breast cancer.