APBI associated with more mastectomies, toxicities, complications, compared to traditional radiation

Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) brachytherapy, the localized form of radiation therapy growing increasingly popular as a treatment choice for women with early-stage breast cancer, is associated with higher rate of later mastectomy, increased radiation-related toxicities and post-operative complications, compared to traditional whole breast irradiation (WBI), according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

APBI associated with more mastectomies, toxicities, complications, compared to traditional radiation

Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) brachytherapy, the localized form of radiation therapy growing increasingly popular as a treatment choice for women with early-stage breast cancer, ...

Tue 1 May 12 from Medical Xpress

More women need breasts removed after brachytherapy

Women who got seed radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment were more likely to have an infection or breast pain than those who were treated with whole-breast irradiation, in a new ...

Wed 2 May 12 from FOXNews

More women need breasts removed after brachytherapy, Tue 1 May 12 from Reuters

For Breast Cancer Care, Radiation of Whole Breast May Be Best

By Carina StorrsHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) — Women who receive a type of partial-breast radiation called brachytherapy may go on to have higher rates of breast ...

Wed 2 May 12 from Health News

Seeds for Breast Cancer Not for Older Women (CME/CE, with video)

(MedPage Today) -- Brachytherapy may not be a good substitute for conventional radiation among older women with breast cancer, a population-based study determined.

Tue 1 May 12 from MedPageToday

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