Chemotherapy could cause breast cancer to spread, research finds

(Ishani Ghose/ — The cure for cancer is one of the challenges faced by modern medical science, and scientists from across countries are at work trying to tame this ‘Emperor of maladies”.

The slippery nature of the beast can be gauged by the elusiveness of a cure, and even from the fact that even the existing remedies can have adverse effects.

Now a new research says that chemotherapy — one of the major categories of cancer treatment — can actually end up causing breast cancer to spread.

Chemotherapy is often given to breast cancer patients before surgery in order to help shrink their tumors, making them easier to remove. This is also known as the ‘neoadjuvant therapy’ which also helps to save healthy breast tissues. (…)

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