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Slideshow: 6 Facts About Treating HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Posted on February 01, 2022
Medically reviewed by
Todd Gersten, M.D.
Article written by
Torrey Kim

If you’ve been diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer, the best treatment for you will depend on a variety of factors. These include any other health conditions you may have, your age, your personal preferences, and the type and stage of cancer you have.

To get a feel for a few of the possible treatments your doctor might talk to you about, check out this slideshow.

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Todd Gersten, M.D. is a hematologist-oncologist at the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute in Wellington, Florida. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Learn more about him here.
Torrey Kim is a freelance writer with MyHealthTeam. Learn more about her here.

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