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How effective has intraoperative radiation therapy been for u.s. breast-cancer patients so far?

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Dr. Barry Rosen answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Published results of intraoperative radiation therapy, iort, (targit-a trial) have found no difference as compared to traditional whole-breast radiation therapy in a subset of people at low risk for recurrence. While promising, we await long-term data before expanding this option to more people. To-date, my experience has been very favorable.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Chand Rohatgi answered

Specializes in General Surgery

According to some studies, the results are as effective as traditional radiation.

Answered Mar 31, 2013

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Dr. Travis Kidner answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

The initial reports are promising. I think i will wait for more long term data to be available before i offer this to my patients.

Answered Apr 12, 2013

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