What is and What To Expect from External Breast...

Read about external beam breast radiation therapy, including what you can expect during a radiation session, potential side effects, and useful coping strategies during recovery.
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: health Source Type: news

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Introduction. Deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique is used to reduce cardiac doses of left-sided breast radiation therapy. We studied the accuracy and time saving of using a 3-dimensional surface imaging technique with the AlignRT system (VisionRT) to perform DIBH instead of our usually used spirometry-based system.
Source: Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsPhysician peer groups significantly influenced use of short course EBRT in adjuvant therapy but not in palliative therapy for patients with breast cancer.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
To dosimetrically compare interstitial brachytherapy (MIBT) vs. EBRT (3DCRT and high-energy electron beams) for deep-seated tumor bed boosts (depth ≥4 cm) in early-stage breast cancer.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions and Relevance: For patients experiencing recurrence of breast cancer in the ipsilateral breast after lumpectomy and whole breast irradiation, a second breast conservation was achievable in 90%, with a low risk of re-recurrence of cancer in the ipsilateral breast using adjuvant partial breast reirradiation. This finding suggests that this treatment approach is an effective alternative to mastectomy. PMID: 31750868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ann Oncol - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: JAMA Oncol Source Type: research
We would like to congratulate Boulle et  al1 on their recent publication. The authors have done interesting work by comparing postmastectomy patients with breast cancer treated by 2 different external beam radiation therapy techniques. Postmastectomy radiation therapy decreases locoregional recurrence and can increase survival in patient s with high-risk breast cancer.2 Every technique has its advantages and limitations. The authors have very well compared the differences between 2 techniques based on patient- and tumor-related factors.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comment Source Type: research
Source: Vascular Health and Risk Management - Category: Cardiology Tags: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
We report here oncological outcomes and toxicity of hypofractionated breast irradiation. After defining the frame of moderate and extreme hypofractionated breast irradiations based on overall treatment time, patient selection criteria were listed. According to their levels of proof, the results of moderate and extreme hypofractionated breast irradiation were analysed. Overall treatment time for moderate hypofractionated breast irradiation ranged from 3 to 4 weeks, while for extreme hypofractionated breast irradiation, it was less than 1 week. For moderate hypofractionated breast irradiation, whole breast irradiation w...
Source: Cancer Radiotherapie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer Radiother Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewFollowing partial mastectomy, whole-breast irradiation (WBI), delivered over 3 to 6  weeks, has been the standard adjuvant radiation approach for early-stage breast cancer. A growing body of literature over the past decade has suggested that irradiation of the partial breast, including the tumor bed plus a margin, may be a suitable alternative for appropriately selected patients. The use of partial breast irradiation (PBI) has been studied in multiple prospective randomized trials, now with up to 10 years of follow-up, establishing similar safety and efficacy compared with WBI. Advantages...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Guidolin K, Yaremko B, Lynn K, Gaede S, Kornecki A, Muscedere G, BenNachum I, Shmuilovich O, Mouawad M, Yu E, Sexton T, PhD MD, Gelman N, Moiseenko V, Brackstone M, Lock M Abstract Background and Purpose: Adjuvant whole-breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery, typically delivered over several weeks, is the traditional standard of care for low-risk breast cancer. More recently, hypofractionated, partial-breast irradiation has increasingly become established. Neoadjuvant single-fraction radiotherapy (rt) is an uncommon approach wherein the unresected lesion is irradiated preoperatively in a single...
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
ConclusionPRT/PCRT is associated with low grades of fibrosis and a  good to excellent long-term cosmetic outcome.
Source: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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