Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer painlessly and non-invasively. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to a patient’s breast cancer safely and effectively. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to routine activities immediately after each treatment. Radiation therapy serves as an effective treatment for breast cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating breast cancer.

Key Advantages of Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

  • Painless treatment
  • Few to no side effects
  • Noninvasive
  • Outpatient procedure lasting 10-15 minutes daily
  • Minimal to no recovery time
  • Return to your normal activities following treatment

About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant growth that begins in the tissues of the breast. It is the second most common cancer among American women. About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.

To learn more about the symptoms, how to check for breast cancer, and treatment options download on information infographic below.

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