In Brazil, the Survival Rate of Women With Breast Cancer Increases

A survey showed encouraging results for women with breast cancer: the survival rate increased even at later stages of the disease.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - What was once a harsh sentence in the doctor's office is taking on the form of a disease that can be faced with more and more hope each day.

The research of the hospital of São Paulo, A.C. Camargo, followed more than five thousand women in different stages of breast cancer.

In the most serious cases, when the disease spreads from the breast to other organs, the possibility of a successful treatment increased from 20 percent to 40 percent. For a tumor fought at an early stage, the chances of . . .

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