Breast cancer patients could be spared debilitating side effects with targeted treatment, five year study shows

Breast cancer patients could be spared debilitating side effects by only targeting the tumour site with radiation, a major study has found. Currently most women are given full breast radiotherapy after diagnosis, in the belief that it will stop the disease spreading beyond the original area. However a new study, which followed more than 2,000 women for five years found that simply targeting the tumour site was just as effective, with the cancer coming back for only one per cent of women.
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