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Drug Herceptin can help stave off aggressive breast cancer recurrence

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A large, long-term study confirms the drug herceptin can be beneficial to some women with an aggressive type of early-stage breast cancer.

HER-2 positive disease accounts for about 20 percent of breast cancer cases. It carries a high risk for cancer recurrence.

Women who were given herceptin for a year after chemotherapy were 25 percent less likely to have their cancer come back, compared to women who only had chemo.

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