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Is my breast cancer more likely to recur if it is HER2-positive?

HER2-positive breast cancer, which accounts for about 20% of all breast cancers, tends to be aggressive, growing and spreading rapidly, and it's more likely to recur, or come back, after being treated. However, drugs are now available that specifically target HER2-positive breast cancers, increasing your odds of treating it successfully and preventing a recurrence. Talk to your doctor. Together you can come up with a regimen that will maximize your chances of successful treatment.

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