Partial breast vs. whole breast radiation for left breast
I'm wondering if anyone has direct or indirect experience with partial breast radiation vs whole breast radiation for the left breast in terms of short and long term side effects. I'm a candidate for partial but I'd like to do whatever is least invasive especially for my heart and lungs.
I'm also curious if anyone has an opinion about the radiation oncology team and equipment at UCSF vs CPMC. My radiation oncologist at CPMC offered both as options but seems to favor whole breast. I got a 2nd opinion at UCSF and she seems to favor partial breast in my case. I'm wondering if it's because the team at UCSF is more experienced and the equipment there is more cutting edge. I'm trying to gather as much data so I feel confident in my decision.