Scientists are working on a new therapy to treat breast cancer that would reduce the radiation time from six weeks to five days.
For the time being, studies are being conducted and analysis made over the suitable subjects for the therapy and the benefits of new therapy over the conventional six-week treatment.

Partial-breast radiation therapy is the name of the new treatment. Many doctors and scientists are skeptic about the new approach because only few patients are actually suitable for it and more research is needed to determine which patients and the new therapy’s efficiency.

Dr. Frank Vicini of William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, who is the initiator of the five-day approach is presiding the study these days and says that partial-breast radiation could be a useful technique in the prevention of recurrence of breast cancer and it would also reduce the side effects faced during the conventional methods.