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Breast cancer mastectomies averted with hormonal therapy
USA Today

Treating certain breast cancer patients with hormonal therapies before surgery can shrink tumors and allow some to avoid mastectomy, new research shows. All the women in the study had tumors that were clearly or probably too big to be removed with lumpectomies, a less invasive operation that allows women to keep their breasts. And all had tumors that seemed to respond very strongly to estrogen.