Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 17th, 1995
While now standard practice, both of these innovations were once controversial. Some doctors argued that it would take a decade or two of follow-up to know if the new approaches were truly helpful.
Until about 25 years ago, breast cancer was treated solely with mastectomy, the complete removal of the cancerous breast. During the 1970s, however, doctors came to believe that adding chemotherapy could improve the survival of women whose cancer had spread to their lymph...
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