Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Breast cancer radiation not as fearful as previously thought

New research conduced on more than 300 women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer has found that this treatment procedure may not be as unnerving and fear-inducing as originally thought, alleviating common misconceptions.  According to Dr. Beryl McCormick, radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, "47% [of patients] said that before treatment, they'd read or heard scary stories about the effects of breast radiation."  However, when these patients were asked in hindsight to reflect back on their treatment experience, "84% said their side effects had been less serious than expected."

To read more about this study, click here.

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