What Is A Radiation Boost?

Question: What is a radiation boost?

Answer: When we talk about a radiation boost in general, we're talking about some additional radiation to a very small component or part of our initial targeted field or body part that we're treating or tumor. For breast cancer specifically, when we talk about a radiation boost, we're usually talking about giving five to seven additional treatments to the area where the lump or the mammographic abnormality was removed, after we've given about five weeks of radiation to the entire breast.

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