Women with the most common kind of breast cancer can skip chemotherapy: Study

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the biggest takeaways from a groundbreaking new study that says most women with an early stage of breast cancer can safely skip chemo.
2:17 | 06/04/18

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