Breast Cancer Radiation Treatments Might Be Taking Too Long
Researchers found two-thirds of U.S. women being treated for early-stage breast cancer were getting radiation for longer than necessary.By Madison Burke | December 11, 2014
A new study claims most American women who are being treated for early-stage breast cancer are getting radiation for longer than necessary.
Researchers from University of Pennsylvania looked at insurance records and found as many as two-thirds of post-surgical patients are getting six to seven weeks of radiation therapy. (Video via University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
That's despite multiple studies that have shown three-week courses of higher-dose radiation are just as safe and effective. (Video via Texas Health)