Healthy Living: Hormone Testing

About 70% of breast cancer patients are estrogen-positive.

Doctors can’t predict which of them will respond to standard estrogen-blocking drugs. 

Forty percent of them won’t, and their cancers grow, despite treatment.

In Healthy Living, Courtney Hunter explains how a researcher in California has found a diagnostic test that may tell doctors who will respond and who won’t.

Haricharan estimates that the diagnostic test will be available in the next five years.

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