Earlier, a study revealed that the radiation treatment failed to improve the survival rates of first phase tumor patients.
However, a recent report unveils that majority of the patients who suffers from first stage tumor still get this radiation treatment.
Radiation is considered as an extremely effective method to destroy breast cancer cells. It is commonly known as radio therapy. In this treatment brain tumor cells are destroyed through high energy rays or particles.
The latest report is evidence that doctors are unwilling to adopt new methods. Simply, a small number of people agreed to follow the new ways of treatment.
Researchers evaluated the data of the biggest cancer registry in order to find the exact figures. The data demonstrates that nearly 76.5% of the patients regularly received radio therapy to fight with breast cancer.
Afterwards, the experts of Duke University gathered the data accumulated form SEER. They closely analyzed each and everything regarding the female patients who receive radiation therapy.
Later on, the researchers concluded that around 40,583 patients were given lumpectomy during 2000 to 2009. Lumpectomy is a surgical process for the removal of discrete portion or “lump” of breast. However, the major aim of the experts is to determine the impact of publication on patients.
The study shows that before the publication of the research 68.8% women took radiation therapy. In contrast, after the publication merely 7 % of the patients stopped receiving the radio therapy.
In a nutshell, the previous research had comparatively low affect on the usual practice.