Partial versus entire breast radiation does not increase recurrence

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According to a new study published in the journal Annals of Surgical Oncology, researchers from University of California in Los Angeles have found that women with breast cancer treated with a one-week of partial breast radiation after lumpectomy do not have an increased risk for cancer recurrence or difference in cosmetic outcomes compared with those treated with entire breast radiation.

For the study, researchers followed more than 1,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer who were treated with partial breast radiation after surgical removal of the tumor. Women were followed for an average of 7 years.

Accelerated partial breast irradiation with interstitial multicatheter brachytherapy is a one-week regimen in which only breast tissue and the area surrounding where the tumor was resected is irradiated. Whole breast conservation therapy, which is the current standard of care, causes prolonged exposure to radiation and possibly more adverse events.

Partial versus entire breast radiation does not increase recurrence
Partial versus entire breast radiation does not increase recurrence
A new study has found that women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or lumpectomy, saw no increase in cancer recurrence or difference in cosmetic outcomes.
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