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:FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News)—American women with an early, noninvasive stage of breast cancer are increasingly opting for less extensive surgery, a new study says. Women Choosing Less Aggressive Treatment for Early Breast Cancer | HealthyWomen. In general, less aggressive treatment became more common during the study period.

Rates of single breast removal (mastectomy) fell from about 45 percent to 19 percent, while rates of lumpectomyand. In the past, most women who’d been diagnosed with breast cancer had been advised to have aggressive chemotherapy in addition to surgery, radiation and hormonal therapies, but. Adjuvant chemotherapy clearly improves survival for women with early-stage breast cancer. 1 Women age 50 to 69 years with breast cancer will achieve a 20% proportional reduction in the risk of recurrence and an 11% proportional reduction in the risk of death if they receive adjuvant polychemotherapy.

1 However, there are limited data on the benefit of chemotherapy in women age 70 years or older. Survival for these women isn’t higher than it is for women choosing less aggressive options like lumpectomy. Also called breast-conserving surgery, only a portion of the affected breast.

Women with advanced breast cancer may be a step closer to an NHS blood test that tells them which personalised treatment they need.. There are around 35,000 women in the UK with advanced breast. That means women usually require less aggressive treatment and, as a group, have a better prognosis and lower risk of recurrence. “Most postmenopausal women are likely to derive the effects they need from antiestrogen therapy,” says Weiss. These drugs, usually taken once a day, prevent cancer cells from being stimulated by estrogen. As the point of first contact for breast cancer patients, surgeons have a tremendous influence on how patients choose treatment options.

Which is why Shumway thinks they could play a crucial role in counseling older women about options for less aggressive therapy. Unfortunately, women over 65 who are diagnosed with early onset breast cancer are more likely to pass away due to the disease. Women in that same age group are more likely to have the cancer recur, as well. More than 40,000 women die from breast cancer every year.

Most breast cancers in older women are low-grade, less aggressive “early” cancers; and in most cases, breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy) is.

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Hormone replacement therapy and risk of breast cancer with a favorable histology: results of the Iowa Women’s Health Study.

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Much research is being done in an effort to identify those 30% of women destined to relapse and ultimately die of met— astatic breast cancer, so that aggressive chemothera— peutic “adjuvant” therapies can be directed toward that high risk subset, and thus sparing the cured 70% the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.

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Some early data suggest that BRCA-positive women might wish to pursue more aggressive treatment if diagnosed with breast cancer.”

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The majority of older woman diagnosed with breast cancer will likely be estrogen receptor positive and demonstrate less aggressive forms of disease.

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(A matched case—control study, finding a significantly increased risk of breast cancer associated with radiation therapy.)

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This information helps personalize breast cancer treatment and determine which women need aggressive systemic treatment for high-risk cancers and close surveillance for dormant tumors.

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In the Iowa Women’s Health Study, only one type of breast cancer—invasive breast cancer with a favorable histology cell type—was found to have a slightly increased risk in women using hormone therapy.

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This approach assumes that breast cancers identified through screening will be smaller, have a better prognosis, and require less aggressive treatment than cancers identified by palpation.

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Most women older than 50 years of age with newly recognized metastatic breast cancer are treated initially with hormonal therapy, because it is usually effective and has fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

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Women with a substantially elevated risk of developing another breast cancer in the future may opt for a more aggressive risk-reducing surgical approach, such as bilateral mastectomy.

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