Breast conservation consists of a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. In the standard approach, X ray treatment is administered five days a week for 5-6 weeks. Some women cannot work this out and need to have a mastectomy.
Dr. Alvarado describes who is a candidate for a multi-institutional trial called TARGET where in the operating room following the lumpectomy, radiation is administered at one time to the area of the breast where the cancer was removed.
Michael Alvarado, MD, Asst. Prof. in Residence, Surgery, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Michael Alvarado
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