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

The JAMA Report

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.