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Shorter Course of Radiation Therapy for Many Patients With Early Stage Breast Cancer

February 11, 20158 min
Recent national news stories have drawn attention to the shorter course of radiation therapy now recommended for many women with early stage breast cancer, but not widely practiced.Earlier trials suggesting that treatment can be safely and effectively delivered in 3-4 weeks, resulting in increased convenience for the patient, decreased cost to the health care system and, therefore, increased value of services provided.Celine Godin, MD is here to discuss shorter course radiation therapy, and how it can benefit women going through breast cancer treatment.

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