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In recent years, cancer physicians and radiation oncologists have been whittling away at the length of time for radiation treatment. The goal: to make radiation treatment more convenient for the patient, with fewer side effects.
Proton therapy is among the remarkable advances in the treatment of breast cancer, especially for those with tumors in the left breast. Proton therapy is a type of highly focused radiation treatment that can help avoid or lessen damage to the heart.
Every woman with breast cancer is unique and needs an individualized treatment plan, especially those who are young, older adults or are pregnant.