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mhall6252 posted:
If you are considering brachytherapy (partial breast radiation) this research study is something to discuss with your doctor. This was announced at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Consortium.
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judyfams responded:
Michelle,
Thanks for the article - very interesting.
After reading it I was wondering why they only used 135 thousand women over the age of 66 on Medicare for this study. Obviously their records are more easily obtainable - but could their cancer recurrences (in part) also be related to their age and other health immune system problems and not solely due to brachytherapy?
They did mention the need for more randomized studies. And also can one extrapolate from these results that IORT (intraoperative radiation therapy) would result in a higher percent of recurrences?
I do think all should read this article and I totally agree with you that they need to discuss this with their doctor.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Judy
 
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rachael67 replied to judyfams's response:
Thanks for adding this to the resources!!

Blessings.
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