Long Radiation Treatments Called Unnecessary in Many Breast Cancer Cases

According to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer are receiving radiation treatment that lasts nearly twice as long as necessary. The conventional, longer treatment lasts 5 to 7 weeks. But 4 rigorous studies and guidelines from a leading radiology society conclude that 3 to 4 weeks of more intense radiation is just as effective. Via The New York Times. Posted December 10, 2014.

–Alanna McCatty


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Alanna M. is a graduate of Pace University.


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