Prone position during breast irradiation lessens lung cancer risk
Added: Wednesday 26 October 2011
Placing breast cancer patients in a prone (face-down) position rather than on their backs for radiation therapy may significantly reduce their risk of developing secondary lung cancers. Research presented to the American Society for Radiation Oncology showed that lying face-down for radiotherapy means that much less radiation is delivered to the lung.
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