Published in Cancer Weekly, July 13th, 1998
In the past, breast conservation treatment (BCT) has meant a lumpectomy with six weeks of radiation. Seven nationally recognized studies have demonstrated that BCT outcomes are equivalent to a mastectomy in terms of survival rates. While BCT has strong emotional appeal for women who want to save their breast, the six week cycle of radiation has been a deterrent in the past.
An innovative radiation treatment known as...
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