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Women with early stage breast cancer are best off undergoing a shorter, more powerful course of radiation therapy, according to a Houston study, as reported in the Orange County Register. The study, conducted by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center researchers and … Continue reading

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Breast cancer expert Dr. Jay Harness is in Bangkok this week, attending the 46th World Congress of Surgery, formerly known as International Surgical Week, a multi-specialty medical surgery bi-annual event hosted this year August 23-27. Dr. Harness is a featured … Continue reading

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The New York Times reports that two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer are getting radiation treatment that lasts nearly twice as long as necessary, as determined in a newly published new study from the Journal of the … Continue reading

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Following up our earlier report of the patient benefits behind one-time single dose radiation therapy, Fox News offers another patient story of single dose radiation therapy – performed during breast cancer surgery – in this report: Candidates for the procedure … Continue reading

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Researchers have encouraging news for women who find themselves in what can be a frightening situation: being diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. Studies suggest that women can be treated almost the same as other cancer patients are, with minimal risk … Continue reading

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As reported in the New York Times, British researchers reveal that radiation therapy prevents breast cancer recurrences for a longer time and saves more lives than was generally recognized: Radiation treatment after surgery for breast cancer significantly lowers the risk … Continue reading

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A more aggressive approach to treating breast cancer may do a better job of stopping the disease from coming back, according a new study. Instead of a patients going through chemotherapy and then radiation, the new approach calls for both to be … Continue reading

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This report at BreastCancer.org discusses a recently developed radiation therapy, in which radiation is administered during lumpectomy surgery, after the cancer tissue has been removed, as part of one procedure: This is called intraoperative radiation therapy, sometimes abbreviated as IORT. While the underlying breast … Continue reading

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