Medical advances offer life-saving treatment options


Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Schneck Cancer Center%uFFFDs Radiation Therapists Brittany Copeland of Deputy, left, and Danielle Simon of Osgood pose for a photo next to a linear accelerator. %uFFFDThe machine is used with cancer patients to deliver a focused beam of radiation at cancerous areas to kill cancer.

The potential options of treatment for breast cancer patients may change little from year to year, but there’s still some good news for those diagnosed with the disease.

Advances in those treatments and a better ability to diagnose breast cancer initially continue to help improve the odds of survival.

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