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Can elderly breast cancer patients still get radiation therapy?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Breast cancer is treated by stage but consideration is made to performance status not just age.
So if the disease requires radiation even the elderly can usually tolerate the treatment. Stage 1 patients who have positive receptors may be able to omit the radiation if they are over 70 if they take hormone pills.

In brief: Yes

Breast cancer is treated by stage but consideration is made to performance status not just age.
So if the disease requires radiation even the elderly can usually tolerate the treatment. Stage 1 patients who have positive receptors may be able to omit the radiation if they are over 70 if they take hormone pills.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are very few contraindications now to breast radiation.

In brief: Yes

There are very few contraindications now to breast radiation.
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
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