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Study highlights benefits of radiotherapy after breast cancer surgery

Radiotherapy following breast-conserving surgery in breast cancer patients almost halves the risk of the cancer recurring, according to latest research published in the Lancet.

The study says radiotherapy following breast-conserving surgery "not only substantially reduces the risk of recurrence but also moderately reduces the risk of death from breast cancer".

These findings tie in with recommendations for care in NICE's guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of early and locally advanced breast cancer.