Doctors Suggest Less Chemo, Surgery for Some Cancers

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New studies have bolstered a push to take a less-is-more approach in treating cancer that could spare patients from tough side effects and high costs, without jeopardizing their survival.

The latest studies suggest this approach can work. One federally funded study, presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, showed that many women with early-stage breast cancer could safely skip commonly used chemotherapy after surgery. Doctors said the finding could spare tens of thousands…

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