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

Younger than 45 years
Invasive lobular cancer
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
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