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Breast Cancer experts gather in East Texas

By Courtney Lane - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Medical experts from across the country are in Tyler this weekend, talking about promising new therapies and treatments in the battle against breast cancer.

One doctor we spoke with Saturday says just in the last few years they've seen a lot of advances.

"As our molecular testing ability improves we're able to figure out how is your breast cancer different from everyone else's, what kinds of drugs are you likely to respond to that others might not and so everything is getting more and more targeted," said Dr. David Euhus from U.T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Euhus says more breast cancer patients are getting cured and living longer But adds there's been a decline in the number of women getting screened. He recommends women get annual screenings starting at age 40.

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