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MedPage TodayRT After Breast-Conserving Surgery Shows No Survival Advantage Decades Later

The majority of the decrease in the risk of local recurrence was seen in the first decade, according to the researchers’ observations of a differential effect over time. With or without irradiation, the risk of recurrence is not significantly different in the second decade. However, others pointed out that the goal of radiotherapy is not to increase overall survival but rather to lower the risk of local recurrence, which is a crucial aspect of breast-conserving therapy.

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