A 39-year-old member asked:
How effective is radiation therapy for treating breast cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Fairly effective: Radiation plays an important role in treating breast cancer. In the neoadjuvant setting it can reduce the size of a relatively large lesion making surgery more effective. It can be used to treat micro disease in axilla and after lumpectomy can be used to enhance survival and reduce local recurrence. In metastatic bone disease it can control in not eliminate disease.
Answered on Mar 20, 2015
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