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5 reasons why the number 5 is important in ER+ breast cancer
Why is this important?
Early stage, ER+ breast cancer is no longer a 5-year disease. At the 5-year mark, doctors now assess the decision to extend (for another 5 years) or end anti-estrogen therapy.
A new genomic tool is now available to help with this decision by identifying patients who are likely to benefit from extended anti-estrogen therapy.
Science has progressed allowing healthcare teams to learn more about their patients’ individual cancer, and help them design more personalized treatment plans beyond 5 years.
So, let's #RaiseYour5
Raise awareness to the importance of the number 5 for breast cancer survivors.
For every #RaiseYour5, we will donate $5 to one of these advocacy groups
Share your breast cancer journey to inspire other patients and survivors and educate them about treatment options beyond 5 years.
Support a loved one fighting breast cancer.
Make breast cancer patients and survivors stronger and wiser.
Submit your story to join other Hand Raisers below! #RaiseYour5
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