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