Long Radiation Treatments Called Unnecessary in Many Breast Cancer Cases

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According to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer are receiving radiation treatment that lasts nearly twice as long as necessary. The conventional, longer treatment lasts 5 to 7 weeks. But 4 rigorous studies and guidelines from a leading radiology society conclude that 3 to 4 weeks of more intense radiation is just as effective. Via The New York Times. Posted December 10, 2014.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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