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How does implanted radiation treat breast cancer?

Breast cancer can be treated using implanted radiation or high-dose rate brachytherapy. This involves putting a device into the breast. Radiation is delivered to the device twice a day at a very high dose for only five days. The treatment lasts for one week.

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