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I read an article the other day about a new “Smart Bomb” cancer drug that seems to be helping with advanced breast cancers. It started me thinking about wonderful charities like Boston Bakes that raise so much money for breast cancer research. Even though there is still no cure for breast cancer, researchers learn more every day, treatments improve, and women’s chances of survival increase.

This particular form of treatment doesn’t lead to hair loss or vomiting, like the traditional chemotherapy can. I think that is a great breakthrough, as well as the best part which is increase in the length of life of the patients in the trial. I was encouraged to think of the steps that cancer treatment has taken throughout the years. It’s a good feeling to know that if a young woman were diagnosed with breast cancer today, instead of five years ago when I was diagnosed, she would have better treatment options in front of her. It’s not a perfect solution, but we are moving in the right direction and I think that is something we can all be proud of.

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