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Are there new advances in radiation therapy for treating breast cancer?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The most common method of treatment is external beam RT, which is typically given over 7 weeks.
Accelerated partial breast irradiation (brachytherapy) is an option for some breast cancers and can be completed in 5 days. Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is popular in Europe and is becoming more available in the US for selected patients; treatment may be completed at the time of surgery.

In brief: Yes
The most common method of treatment is external beam RT, which is typically given over 7 weeks.
Accelerated partial breast irradiation (brachytherapy) is an option for some breast cancers and can be completed in 5 days. Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is popular in Europe and is becoming more available in the US for selected patients; treatment may be completed at the time of surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: The radiotherapy 4
Breast cancer news is mostly about shorter courses of treatment (partial breast or whole breast), and this addresses a problem of long treatment that may be a barrier for some and unacceptable for others, but the standard therapy works well! the big issues are: triple negative; can treatment be aovided (oncotype for dcis).

In brief: The radiotherapy 4
Breast cancer news is mostly about shorter courses of treatment (partial breast or whole breast), and this addresses a problem of long treatment that may be a barrier for some and unacceptable for others, but the standard therapy works well! the big issues are: triple negative; can treatment be aovided (oncotype for dcis).
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Among the many advances in radiation treatment for breast cancer is what is called the canadian protocol, which is a shorter course of treatment after lumpectomy but with the same outcomes.

In brief: Yes
Among the many advances in radiation treatment for breast cancer is what is called the canadian protocol, which is a shorter course of treatment after lumpectomy but with the same outcomes.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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