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-- this is being described as a new hope in the treatment of breast cancer two new medications were just learning about now showing some promise when it comes to prolonging.
A patient's life and with so many of us affected by by this disease in one way or another we want to get a little bit more kind Texas -- even know her she's at the university.
-- Maryland school of medicine and -- and Joker just tell us a little bit about continue treatments prolonging the patient's wife it sounds great but tell us more barrel.
This is for advanced breast cancer and they've combined it with Cisco -- other therapies it's a target two of these are new targeted therapies one's a drug.
That they use in organ transplant and -- a brand new experimental drug.
And when they combined it they saw it kept that advanced disease that day so what it meant is that -- advanced disease wasn't progressing as much.
One it kept it at bay for seven months vs maybe three months need the other one.
It kept it kind of at -- for twelve months vs eighteen month.
-- and downplay the significance of that because if -- if -- had four months to live -- -- that I had an extra three that's I had that -- monumental at the same time we always ask these questions as well as.
Is whether or not this means for closer to a -- Well you know this is still advanced breast cancer at this point it is it really curing it it's giving women.
Quality of life longer time with quality of life but.
You know -- -- in which has just taken off the market tried with advanced breast cancer it was the same thing the first studies were very promising people were excited they fast tracked it.
And then as we went on we saw some other things I'm kind of you know cautiously optimistic about it but you have to take that into account.
It this week we heard from that a celebrity journalist he's in really became more of a celebrity herself as well our names to me on a -- -- I she's been very public with her fight against breast cancer she recently had a lumpectomy.
And now -- announcing she's doing a double the -- to me as a way she says to.
And -- her body and the disease and that's the thing when we're looking for solutions are curious obviously the sex means something that's presented to patients as a way to.
Can get rid of the cancer what do you make and this option for people with can breast cancer.
Whether it's a situation like -- Iran -- where she had a lumpectomy and seemed to work out -- right.
Well certainly if you didn't if it didn't work out with a lumpectomy need to take out more breast -- -- to -- has been shown in most cases.
With radiation to be this it the same survival as if you had a mastectomy and more isn't always better there are cases multiple tumor very invasive and pervasive tumors through the -- where you do a mastectomy.
But the thing is you know one cell could get out of your breast cancer get into your bloodstream and -- someplace else.
You can't always just cut it all out and prevents it from coming back so it's hard people have this emotional feeling I wanted out of my body.
But it's not always the best thing they did you -- is -- good.
Reminder on -- -- you can understand our motion but also -- science behind it doctor Vinocur.
Thank you so much nice heavy studio with us today my.
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