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Study shows for many women, chemo not needed for breast cancer

By Updated: October 01, 2018 12:59 PM CT | Published: September 27, 2018 2:31 PM CT
<strong>Dr. Sal Vasireddy meets with breast cancer patient Alethea Bragg, 72, for a treatment follow-up at the Baptist Cancer Center on Sept. 18. Recent research has revealed that women with intermediate tumors, like Bragg, may not need chemotherapy. A type of testing previously only used to benefit women with beginning stage tumors, now is being used for the intermediate group. Now, these women very likely will be able to avoid unnecessary chemo.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Dr. Sal Vasireddy meets with breast cancer patient Alethea Bragg, 72, for a treatment follow-up at the Baptist Cancer Center on Sept. 18. Recent research has revealed that women with intermediate tumors, like Bragg, may not need chemotherapy. A type of testing previously only used to benefit women with beginning stage tumors, now is being used for the intermediate group. Now, these women very likely will be able to avoid unnecessary chemo. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

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Baptist Cancer Center breast cancer Angela Wortham Arlington Sal Vasireddy
Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry covers Hickory Hill, Orange Mound, South Memphis and Whitehaven for The Daily Memphian. The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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