Posted: Dec 7, 2012 9:20 AM by NBC News
Young women with breast cancer may benefit from chemotherapy before surgery.
A new German study finds nearly a quarter of young breast cancer patients responded to this form of treatment and their cancer went into remission. Only 15% percent of older women had this reaction.
Young breast cancer patients tend to have triple-negative breast cancer, a type that responds to chemotherapy and not to drugs used to treat other forms of the disease that develop after menopause.
Pre-treatment of cancer can shrink a tumor before a surgeon cuts it out.
The study included information from nearly 9,000 breast cancer patients. 700 young women had triple negative cancer.
Triple negative cancer is often diagnosed in the late stages of the disease.
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