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June 27, 2006

Chest X-Rays May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Diagnostic chest x-rays apparently bestow an increased risk of breast-cancer in women with mutations in BRCA susceptibility genes.

Any exposure to radiation from chest x-rays increased the women's risk by about 1.5-fold, reported Nadine Andrieu, Ph.D., and colleagues of the Institut Curie here, and other centers, in an early online release from the July 20 issue of Journal of Clinical Oncology. (medpagetoday.com)

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January 05, 2006

Shorter Radiation for Breast Cancer

Canadian doctors say radiation seed implants following breast lumpectomy might replace whole or partial irradiation.

A new study of patients with early-stage breast cancer centers on the use of permanent radiation implants -- similar to those used to treat prostate cancer -- which shortens radiation treatment time to one day. (UPI.com)

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December 16, 2005

Radiation Treatments and Early Stage Breast Cancer

The radiation treatments that millions of patients with early-stage breast cancer receive significantly reduce their chances of dying from the disease, according to a large international study that for the first time documents that the therapy saves lives. (Washington Post)

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September 02, 2004

Older Women May Not Need Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer

Older women with breast cancer may forgo the rigors of radiation after breast-conserving surgery, but radiation therapy may help younger women with early stages of the disease, new research says. (Forbes.com)

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