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Hope for breast cancer patients

by Medindia Content Team on  April 1, 2002 at 6:03 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Hope for breast cancer patients
BREAST cancer patients may one day have the option of having one blast of radiotherapy during surgery instead of a series of up to 25 sessions afterwards, researchers said. They believe the new intra-operative radiotherapy could be cheaper and easier for women and may improve the treatment of breast cancer for patients living in remote areas or in the developing world.
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Dr. Emiel Rutgers, of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, told the Third European Breast Cancer Conference that early tests of the new technique were promising but more research was needed.

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