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Better Outcomes for Older Women after Receiving Whole Breast Irradiation Compared to Brachytherapy

The JAMA Report

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Brachytherapy has become increasingly and commonly used in the United States to treat breast cancer after a lumpectomy. Although this therapy and the standard treatment, whole breast irradiation, are usually successful, a new study finds there may be some differences in the outcomes for older women between these two treatments. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.