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Targeted Cancer Therapy vs. Traditional Chemo

THERE’S TARGETED THERAPY — AND TRADITIONAL CHEMOTHERAPY TO TREAT CANCER. BUT IN SOME INSTANCES, ONCOLOGISTS ARE COMBINING BOTH TO HELP YOU GET THE BEST TREATMENT POSSIBLE.

Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing residents like you with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries.

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Cancer: Strides in Breast Cancer Research

Studies on the best use of genetic testing for breast cancer mutations continue. Scientists are exploring how common gene variations (small changes in genes that are not as significant as mutations) may affect breast cancer risk. Early stage breast cancer can be cured in most women. … However, it sounds like you are in a very early stage of the disease and you should have an extremely good chance of being cured. DCIS stands for ductal carcinoma in-situ, which means cancerous cells have started to grow within one of the milk-ducts of your breast. According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 27 percent of people in the United States live at least five years after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Many factors can affect your chances of long-term survival.

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Giving Cancer Patients Hope

It’s a common reaction people have after just a few minutes with Mackenzie Hummer. Mackenzie is awesome. Mackenzie has changed my life, said Armando Llechu, CAO of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The smile that she has is genuine. That’s the one thing that everybody that meets her, they comment about the smile. Just the joy. It’s so awesome to hear people say the joy they see coming out of her, because it’s her middle name, so I really believe that it was a God-given name, said Mackenzie’s mom, Carrie.

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