Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

February 17, 2015 9:00 PM

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TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American women with locally advanced breast cancer do not receive recommended radiation therapy after mastectomy, a new study finds.

Experts at the U.S. National Cancer Institute currently recommend that breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy receive radiation therapy if their cancer has spread to four or more nearby lymph nodes.

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