The Courier Mail reports that thousands of women who have radiotherapy for breast cancer could be spared severe side-effects after scientists found that targeted treatments or lower doses were just as effective.
The study, led by Cambridge University and the Institute of Cancer Research in London, showed that irradiating the tumour – rather than the whole breast – was just as good and came with fewer side-effects.
A second approach – bathing the whole breast with radiation but using a lower dose – was equally effective and cut adverse effects. The less aggressive technique was shown to reduce permanent disfigurement of the breasts.
Read more about the research on the ICR website: HERE