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He said whole breast radiation costs about $6,000, whereas Medicare shells out roughly $12,000 for brachytherapy.
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is often a great deal of excitement for new treatments, but just because something is new doesn mean it better, said Gross. should ask their providers to discuss with them, do we really know about the risk and benefits of different treatment options?
An editorial published with the report echoes Gross coats concerns, although it adds that the study was observational and so cheap canada goose uk is less robust than an experiment comparing the two treatments head to head.
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After breast conserving surgery, up to 40 percent of women see the cancer return, but that number can be reduced to about 10 percent with external beam radiation of the whole breast. Common side effects are swelling and redness.
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