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Age Affects Treatment Side Effects

Side effects of breast cancer treatment can vary with age.
Feb 20, 2007.This article is archived
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Getting the best breast cancer treatment can feel like a balancing act: You want to do as much as you can to get the cancer out and lower the risk of it coming back. But you'd like to avoid uncomfortable side effects that might lower your quality of life.
The way your body responds to breast cancer treatment is based on many factors. A study showed that your age and menopausal status affect the type of side effects you might have, as well as how severe the side effects might be.
Every woman is different and every breast cancer treatment plan will be different. Talk to your doctor about the treatment options that are good for you, as well as the side effects you might experience with each option. Together you can make an informed decision that is best for YOU.

— Last updated on February 22, 2022, 10:07 PM

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