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Breast cancer and radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a common treatment modality for breast cancer, often used in conjunction with surgery and chemotherapy. It involves the targeted use of high-energy X-rays or other forms of radiation to destroy or damage cancer cells in the breast and nearby lymph nodes. Radiation therapy may be recommended after breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) to reduce the risk of local recurrence. For some patients, radiation may also be indicated after a mastectomy, depending on factors like tumor size, lymph node involvement, and cancer stage. External beam radiation is the most common type of radiation therapy for breast cancer, administered over several weeks with daily sessions. Radiation can lead to side effects such as skin redness, fatigue, and breast discomfort, but these are typically temporary and manageable. Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is an option for select patients and involves a shorter course of focused radiation therapy.

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Radiation Oncologist, HCG ICS Khubchandani Cancer Centre

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Radiation therapy is a common treatment modality for breast cancer, often used in conjunction with surgery and chemotherapy. It involves the targeted use of high-energy X-rays or other forms of radiation to destroy or damage cancer cells in the breast and nearby lymph nodes. Radiation therapy may be recommended after breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) to reduce the risk of local recurrence. For some patients, radiation may also be indicated after a mastectomy, depending on factors like tumor size, lymph node involvement, and cancer stage. External beam radiation is the most common type of radiation therapy for breast cancer, administered over several weeks with daily sessions. Radiation can lead to side effects such as skin redness, fatigue, and breast discomfort, but these are typically temporary and manageable. Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is an option for select patients and involves a shorter course of focused radiation therapy.