Diagnosed with breast cancer that is removable by a lumpectomy
(up to 3.5cm in size)

Younger than 45 years
OR
Invasive lobular cancer
OR
Other types of radiotherapy
After neoadjuvant chemotherapy
2. Whole breast radiotherapy
Long term efficacy and toxicity proven - no reduction in deaths
  • EBRT daily over 5 to 6 weeks - to the whole breast radiotherapy
  • EBRT daily over 3 to 4 weeks - to the whole breast
Short term efficacy shown but more toxic
  • 5 -day (7 to 13 days) whole breast radiotherapy (the so called fast forward regimen)
*A larger tumour is more likely to need treatment with a mastectomy