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British experiences have shown that breast, lung, intestinal and prostate cancer can now be treated within a week.
Doctors have proven that higher doses of radiation during fewer sessions can work quite well in cancer patients, causing less disruption in their lives.
Experiments have repeatedly shown that these methods are safe, without additional side effects, despite fears that higher doses of radiation can cause more damage to healthy tissues.
Early-stage women with breast cancer typically receive 15 doses of radiation for the tumor after surgery, which is applied over a 3-week period.
But the FAST-Forward trial, led by the Cancer Research Institute team in London, found that administering 5 greater daily doses over one week is safe and effective.
The results, published by the medical journal The Lancet in April, could change the standard practice in the UK, making cancer treatment more suitable for many.
“Patients want the best treatment. But they also want the minimum disruption in their lives. If it’s 4 weeks as good as 6 weeks, or one week as good as 3 weeks, they prefer the option,” said Dr. Janet Dixon, president of the Royal College of Radiologists and Lung Oncology Consultant. the shortest”.
During the Corona virus pandemic, several NHS clinics looked for ways to make cancer treatment more efficient, and many relied on the new method.
As a result, an increasing number of NHS patients with cancer in the breast, intestine, prostate and lung receive shorter, more appropriate radiotherapy courses. However, cancer care was severely damaged during the closure period.
Source: The Sun