Breast cancer treatment claims to cure tumours in just 11 days
The miracle that the world has been in a dire need of, may have finally arrived. A new treatment has reportedly, been successful in eradicating breast cancer tumours in a matter of 11 days.
The discovery that was presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference went on to show that two drugs when consumed together, have the capacity to eliminate breast cancer tumours.
The Guardian reports, “Around a quarter of 66 women with HER2 positive breast cancer treated for 11 days with both Trastuzumab (the generic name for Herceptin) and Lapatinib saw their tumours rapidly shrink significantly or even disappear.”
But what does the discovery mean?
Samia al Qadhi, chief executive at Breast Cancer Care was quoted telling The Guardian, “For some HER2 positive breast cancer patients the effect of this drug combination will be amazing and mean they can avoid chemotherapy and its gruelling side effects completely.”
That’s right. The discovery is a breakthrough in a way that, it can be used as an alternative to chemotherapy.
The study that was led by a set of researches from Manchester University, the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS foundation trust and the Institute of Cancer Research, was carried out on 257 women with HER2 positive breast cancer.