How New Cancer Treatments Are Shaping Lives

  • If my cancer recurred, I might die before they were old enough to remember me, but if I had radiation, I might mortgage everyone’s future quality of life.
  • Skipping radiation would increase chances that my cancer recurred, but radiation would increase my risk for secondary cancers considerably; my short-term survival rate might be better with radiation, but my long-term prognosis was possibly better without it.
  • A few short months ago, a drug called olaparib became the first PARP inhibitor approved for treatment of ovarian or breast cancer.

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How New Cancer Treatments Are Shaping Lives