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    Radiation for Breast Cancer

    Radiation therapy is another way to help reduce the chance of cancer’s return. This article is a brief description of radiation therapy for breast cancer.

    Radiation for Breast Cancer

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    Understanding Breast Cancer -- the Basics

    Before discussing breast cancer, it's important to be familiar with the anatomy of the breast. The normal breast consists of milk-producing glands that are connected to the surface of the skin at the nipple by narrow ducts. The glands and ducts are supported by connective tissue made up of fat and fibrous material. Blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic channels to the lymph nodes make up most of the rest of the breast tissue. This breast anatomy sits under the skin and on top of the chest muscles...

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    Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer: What to Expect

    This article tells you what to expect from radiation therapy, from the treatment process to side effects.

    Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer: What to Expect

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    Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on January 26, 2015
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