Doctors successfully cured a woman of advanced breast cancer using a new treatment

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A woman with advanced stage breast cancer was given just three years to live before she was selected to try a new form of treatment. Now, her recovery is being hailed as the first case in which immunotherapy successfully eradicated cancer cells to reach a full cure.

Judy Perkins, a Florida engineer, had already tried several rounds of chemotherapy, and they had failed to keep her cancer from metastasizing throughout her body, reports The Guardian. She was given a chance to try immunotherapy, which used her own immune cells to fight against cancer cells.

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