Showing posts from November 28, 2019

This Woman's Terminal Breast Cancer Disappeared After Immunotherapy. Here's Why That's Such a Big Deal

When Judy Perkins enrolled in an experimental trial, she only had months to live. Two years later, she's cancer-free.   Metastatic breast cancer, a term for advanced breast cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body, is a devastating diagnosis: Its average life expectancy is just three years, and its five-year survival rate is just 22%. Tumors can be treated and symptoms can be managed, but most patients fight the disease for the rest of their lives . It’s extremely rare, if not unheard of, for someone to be cured altogether.