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Older Breast Cancer Patients Not Getting Radiation

Study finds lack of post-mastectomy treatment

After breast removal surgery, doctors usually recommend radiation to kill any remaining cancer cells – especially among older, high risk patients. Studies have proven that the post-mastectomy treatment does increase survival rates.

Yet, between 1998 and 2005, "only approximately 55 percent of older high-risk breast cancer patients who should have undergone radiation actually received it." So why aren't more older breast cancer patients getting radiation? Read

See also: Navigating Breast Cancer Treatments