Monday, January 09, 2006

Docs Test New Radiation for Breast Cancer

Forbes (via Associated Press), January 9, 2009
Radiation may get a little easier for thousands of breast cancer patients: Doctors now can target cancer-killing beams just at the tumor site instead of the whole breast, cutting the usual six-week treatment down to five days. A major study is under way to prove whether the easier therapy is as effective as the old-fashioned kind - and if so, who's a good candidate and which of three five-day methods works best. Even before those results are in, Canadian scientists are working to speed treatment still further. They've developed a one-day method, permanently implanting radiation seeds inside the breast to kill stray cancer cells while women go about their normal routines - just like men's prostate cancer can be treated today. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


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