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    What is the latest manner to cure breast cancer? Did chemical treatment actually work? What can I do for the recover period of breast cancer?

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    For the moon, Stars eternally dance19 January 2018 at 14:48

    A new treatment for breast cancer has completely eradicated tumours in just 11 days. A team of researchers in the UK claims the new two-pronged technique could spare thousands of women from gruelling chemotherapy.

    Doctors combined two existing cancer drugs - Tyverb and Herceptin – and gave them to women as soon as they were diagnosed. The team, led by the University of Manchester and the Institute of Cancer Research in London, had initially aimed simply to shrink tumours in the few days before surgery. But when the surgeons tried to remove the lumps – which had measured up to 3cm wide just a few days earlier - they found that in some women the tumours had already vanished.

    Cancer survivors should ask their oncologist for an ‘end of treatment summary’ that outlines the original diagnosis, including the cancer type, stage, and the treatments received. It should also clearly state the proposed schedule for follow-up visits and recommended testing to monitor the person's recovery. Another, very helpful resource is a support group. It allows survivors to share experiences and give and receive advice and support from individuals who are outside their circle of family or friends.

    Meanwhile, some may find it useful to look for more information regarding their specific cancer type or information on coping with cancer using web-based materials, while others may turn to literature, hobbies, or spiritual advisors to help them move forward.