Should you get traditional whole breast radiation or brachytherapy for your breast cancer? This new medical study with over 1,100 women studies shows that brachytherapy is just as effective as whole breast, traditional radiation.
- 96% were alive
- the risk of breast cancer returning in the same breast was 7.6% & the opposite breast was 4.6%
- the risk of breast cancer returning in the chest wall, lymph nodes, or breast skin was 2.3%
- the risk of breast cancer returning in an area away from the breast such as the bones or liver was 3.8%
These outcomes are similar to the results of women treated with traditional, whole breast radiation. If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be receiving radiation, you may want to consider brachytherapy as an alternative to traditional external beam radiation.