Breast cancer: a new type of radiotherapy for better tolerated treatments
Until now, surgical intervention for breast cancer treatment requires a series of additional radiotherapy sessions. The treatment processes could last six months after the operation. This method aims at reducing the cost of treatment and at enabling patients to spend their money on their well-being and their return into social life.
Lower risks of relapse
This new type of radiotherapy is used in the surgery room during the surgical procedure. After each operation, the area is delimited and cleaned with rays. The objective is that at the end of the surgical procedure, the remaining infected cells are completely destroyed. This significantly reduces the chances of recurrence of the disease and avoids additional radiation therapy sessions for the patient.
Limitations of the method
According to surgeon and physician Yan Delpech, the use of this new procedure must be reserved for certain types of patients. The latter must be aged between 55 and 66 years, and be in a condition that allows the use of radiotherapy. The surgery must also be 20 mm and the cancer cells at a stage where proliferation is less pronounced.
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