Cancer Treatment Centers of America

EBRT for breast cancer

Advantages of EBRT for breast cancer

EBRT is often used in combination with breast cancer surgery, to either shrink tumors before surgery or to help destroy cancerous cells that remain after a procedure.

Some advantages of EBRT for breast cancer include:

  • It's a fast, painless outpatient procedure.
  • Unlike chemotherapy, which circulates through the body, EBRT is targeted to the area being treated.
  • There is no risk of radioactivity to you or your friends and family.