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6:19 PM, Sep 27, 2011   |    comments
Radiation therapist Giuseppe Capone prepares a patient to undergo image guidance radiation therapy at UConn Health Center.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It could change the typical pattern when women are fighting off breast cancer.

Most are given chemotherapy after they have surgery for breast cancer and then undergo radiation. 

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But researchers at University Hospital Birmingham studied more than 2,000 women and found giving both treatments at the same time reduced the risk of recurrence by 35 percent in people with early stage breast cancer.

Researchers said the treatments given simultaneously showed few side effects and did not hurt the quality of the patients' lives.








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