Are 45 percent of breast cancer patients missing lifesaving treatment?The Breast Cancer Site
By Kathleen Blanchard RN for eMaxHealth.com
An investigation shows potentially lifesaving radiation treatments aren’t given to almost half of women with advanced breast cancer, despite evidence based guidelines that have existed since 1999.
Radiation treatment important after mastectomy for high risk patients, but not being delivered
The reasons are unclear to researchers who discovered the gap in breast cancer treatment from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database.