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Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients<
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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE<
AP Chief Medical Writer<
Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests.
It's good news, but it comes nearly two decades ...