Studies raise concerns about partial-breast radiation therapy – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. When it comes to choosing a breast-cancer treatment or therapy, researchers recommend those options that have been thoroughly tested. Dr. Bhadrasain Vikram at the NIH would suggest breast cancer patients ask questions about why their physician is recommending one over another.
Vikram: And I think the key question to ask is: “Is this treatment you're offering me, has this been validated in a randomized clinical trial?”
Narrator: Some partial-breast radiation therapy options, including one called brachytherapy, are still under evaluation in randomized clinical trials supported by the NIH. For details on breast cancer treatment options, as well as breast cancer clinical trials recruiting patients, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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