Radiation therapy can be given as in the earliest stages of cancer - stage 0 or ductal carcinoma in situ, and in later stages of cancer - III and IV, after a lumpectomy or mastectomy.
In addition, radiation therapy are effective in the treatment of metastatic cancer in women. Radiation therapy plays an important role in the treatment of breast cancer at all stages of the disease, since it is a very effective and relatively safe method of treatment.
Radiation therapy after lumpectomy
To date, radiation therapy is indicated after most organ surgery for breast cancer: how, after lumpectomy and after partial mastectomy.
Typically, lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy, all the operated breast was shown in the following cases: