By Ashish A. Deshmukh
University of Florida 

Why treating breast cancer with less may be more

 


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Ashish A. Deshmukh, University of Florida and Anna Likhacheva, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

(THE CONVERSATION) Women with breast cancer have long faced complicated choices about the best course of treatment.

One particular concern has been the daily radiation therapy many women with breast cancer receive for six weeks after surgery. This form of therapy, also known as conventionally fractionated external beam radiation, has generally been recommended for mos...



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