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Combination Therapy of Radiotherapy and Lumpectomy Can Improve Survival Rates of Breast Cancer

A study that was recently published in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology has identified two essential discoveries from research conducted about treatment available to treat breast cancer. It was found that treatments done to conserve the breast, namely a combination of lumpectomy and radiation therapy, when used in a community’s locality, have proven to increase the survival of breast cancer patients. The survival rate is higher than the national mean average.

  • More than some 1100 breast cancer patients were identified: As a part of this study, 1172 patients who had T1 2 and then their results were contrasted with the rate of Breast Conservation Therapy, as well as the receipts of radiotherapy for the same time period between 1997 and 2007. The results showed that the rate of success in breast conservation surgery, or a lumpectomy, was better by almost thirty percent compared to the national average.
  • The rate of radiation receipts post breast conservation surgery was also higher: Compared with the national mean average of seventy four percent, the value of the radiation rate of receipt was at more than ninety three percent. Apart from these, the estimation of patient survival was at ninety-two and a half percent, which was much greater compared to the national estimation which stands at eighty two percent.
  • Noting the effectiveness, the next step is ensuring patients can pay: To ensure that there is progress towards payments that are value based, there have been partnerships between organizations to help in creating payment plans for patients diagnosed with breast cancer, who also needs radiation therapy treatment.

The care received patients must be good quality, and the cost should also be sustainable to ensure that those diagnosed with breast cancer can get the best treatment available.

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