'A life-changer': NHS England rolls out five-minute breast cancer treatment

Published Apr 04 2021 at 1:39 PM GMT
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  • New 'quicker and kinder' treatment combining drugs cuts length of time some patients have to spend in hospitalA new breast cancer treatment will cut the amount of time some patients have to spend in hospital from two and a half hours to five minutes.
  • The treatment, called Phesgo, is being rolled out across England by the NHS and will be offered to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
  • It will be available to people with HER2-positive breast cancer, which accounts for 15% of all such cancers.




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  • Published Apr 4, 2021 1:39 PM GMT