WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Daily Mail - - Good Health -

IN­FEC­TION, as with any surgery.

ABOUT 15 per cent of pa­tients will still need nor­mal radiotherapy as well.

THERE is a low risk of heart and lung damage.

ELINOR SAWYER, a con­sul­tant clin­i­cal on­col­o­gist, says: ‘As ra­di­a­tion is de­liv­ered

straight into the cav­ity left by the tu­mour, un­de­tected can­cer cells in the rest of the breast may be un­treated. ‘Pa­tients should be se­lected care­fully for this treat­ment un­til we know more about it, but for pa­tients with small tu­mours in only one area of the breast, it might work.’

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