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Hereditary breast cancer treatment success rate as high as other forms?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Yes

Matched stage-for-stage, the response rate to treatment is no different for the hereditary or non-hereditary forms of breast cancer.
The main difference is the risk of developing a second breast cancer or ovarian cancer: this is why many women with brca+ breast cancer opt for "prophylactic" (preventive) bilateral mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).

In brief: Yes

Matched stage-for-stage, the response rate to treatment is no different for the hereditary or non-hereditary forms of breast cancer.
The main difference is the risk of developing a second breast cancer or ovarian cancer: this is why many women with brca+ breast cancer opt for "prophylactic" (preventive) bilateral mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).
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