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Many breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy for too long
Many breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy for too long (December 12, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Pennsylvania - According to research published in JAMA, two-thirds of women receiving radiation for early stage breast cancer have the treatment for too long. Previous studies have shown that hypofractionated whole breast radiation, a higher dose of radiation that only lasts 3-4 weeks instead of 5-7, is clinically effective, more convenient and less costly. Despite this, researchers found that only one third of women over 50 years old received the treatment.
 
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