Published in Cancer Weekly, October 25th, 2005
In the past, the only treatment for breast cancer was the removal of the entire breast (mastectomy). Today, the treatments for most early-stage breast cancer include the less-radical breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) followed by radiation therapy and sometimes chemotherapy.
External beam radiation therapy to the entire breast and partial breast irradiation are the two most common types of radiation therapy used to...
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