Accelerated partial breast irradiation, or APBI, is a new form of radiation therapy that is under investigation for preventing recurrences in women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer. By focusing the radiation treatment to the lumpectomy cavity where the cancer was removed from the breast (rather than to the entire breast), APBI shortens the course of radiation from six or seven weeks to just one week.
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