Are 45 percent of breast cancer patients missing lifesaving treatment?

EmaxHealth Health News

By Kathleen Blanchard RN for

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.

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