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Breast Cancer Spontaneous Regression?

April 3, 2014

Breast cancer is certainly a frightening diagnosis for any woman. But a group of researchers was concerned that there may be a natural regression for certain forms of breast cancer that may not be considered.

To determine this, they matched groups of women by age and compared those who had been screened for breast cancer with those who had not at the end of a six-year period. From their results, the researchers “believe that many invasive breast cancers detected by repeated mammography screening do not persist to be detected by screening at the end of 6 years, suggesting that the natural course of many of the screen-detected invasive breast cancers is to spontaneously regress.”

If you or someone you know has a positive result from a breast cancer screening, they may want to discuss the possibility of spontaneous regression with their doctor before they begin treatment.

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