Treatment helps prevent early menopause in breast cancer patients

May 30, 2014 6:25 PM

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new treatment approach may help thousands of women with early-stage breast cancer avoid premature menopause and preserve their ability to have children, U.S. researchers said on Friday.

Their study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, showed that women who received AstraZeneca PLC's drug goserelin along with chemotherapy were 64 percent less likely to develop premature menopause than women who had chemotherapy alone. They were also more likely...

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