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New Advancement in Breast Cancer Treatment

Women diagnosed with breast cancer have to follow a demanding schedule. The tumor is surgically removed first. The left over rogue cells are killed using radiation therapy. There is a gap of six weeks between these two treatment modalities.

Owing to this gap, most of the women do not agree to take up the remedy. This increases the chances of recurrence of the disease. Now, experts from the Northwestern Memorial Hospital have found that it is possible to apply the radiation therapy immediately after the surgical removal of the tumor. The effort has been found to be very effective in treating breast cancer when compared to other modalities of remedy.

A new technique called IntraBeam would allow the radiation oncologist to deliver the dose of radiation therapy to the patient soon after the surgical oncologist completes the initial task. In this way, the treatment time is reduced drastically motivating many women to seek the complete remedy of breast cancer.

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