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What You Need to Know About Lymph Node Radiation After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

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What You Need to Know About Lymph Node Radiation After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Marisa Weiss explains the results of the practice-changing study showing that node-positive breast cancer that becomes node-negative after chemotherapy likely doesn’t need nodal radiation.

Breast cancers that are lymph node-positive are usually treated with chemotherapy before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy). If those cancers become lymph node-negative after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, there’s been a debate about whether to treat the nodes or not.

A new study has practicing-changing results: Nodal radiation isn’t needed.

Dr. Marisa Weiss, Breastcancer.org chief medical officer and founder, and radiation oncologist, explains the findings.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Weiss explain:

  • why there has been debate about how to treat this type of breast cancer
  • the study results
  • what the results mean for patients

Listen now or read the transcript.

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