Friday, April 21, 2006

LED May Prevent Skin Side Effects Caused by Radiation in Breast Cancer Patients

CancerConsultants, April 20, 2006
According to a late-breaking abstract presented at the 2006 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery meeting, the use of low-energy non-thermal light-emitting diode (LED) photomodulation in women with early breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy significantly reduced side effects to the skin normally associated with radiation therapy. Early breast cancer (cancer that has not spread from the breast to distant sites in the body) is often treated with surgical removal of the cancer followed by radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy or hormone therapy. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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