Breast cancer treatment: radiation therapy

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Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells that may still exist after surgery. It is a local, targeted treatment.

The goal is to destroy undetectable cancer cells in a localized area, which should reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. Your treatment will be overseen by a radiation oncologist, a cancer doctor who specializes in radiation therapy.

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British study suggests reduced radiation effective for early stage ductal breast cancer

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A British research study followed more than 2,000 women for five years has found that targeting the tumor site, rather than the entire breast, was just as effective for women with early stage ductal breast cancer.

The results (open data) were published in The Lancet.

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