Patients of breast Cancer Treated Longer than Required: Study

December 11, 2014 12:22 PM

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Patients of breast Cancer Treated Longer than Required: Study

A new study focused on breast cancer showed that about two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer have been receiving radiation treatment, which actually lasts twice long compared to what can be termed as sufficient radiation therapy.

The four rigorous studies revealed that the longer treatments last for five to seven weeks, but four weeks of radiation is just as effective. According to the study, most of the women prefer shorter course of radiation, which is less expensive compared to longer treatments.

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