Radiation Therapy

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Radiation therapy — also called radiotherapy — is a highly targeted and highly effective way to destroy cancer cells in the breast that may stick around after surgery. Despite what many people fear, radiation therapy is relatively easy to tolerate and its side effects are limited to the treated area.

Your radiation treatments will be overseen by a radiation oncologist, a cancer doctor who specializes in radiation therapy.

In this section you can learn more about radiation therapy, including:

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The medical expert for Radiation Therapy is Marisa Weiss, M.D., chief medical officer of Breastcancer.org; breast radiation oncologist, Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, a five-hospital health system in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Weiss is president and founder of Breastcancer.org and a member of the Breastcancer.org Professional Advisory Board, which includes more than 70 medical experts in breast cancer-related fields.

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