February 8, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ The Institute of Cancer Research has found that women with breast cancer had more manageable side effects when their radiotherapy was delivered in larger – but fewer – doses.

The study found that women who received the larger doses experienced less skin changes than those subjected to the normal dose. These larger, less-frequent doses also reduce the total amount of radiation delivered over the course of the breast cancer treatment.

Meg McArthur, from the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity, told The Telegraph: “Radiotherapy is important in reducing the chance of cancer coming back but women have told Breakthrough that attending many sessions can be both physically and emotionally draining. Anything that has the potential to deliver radiotherapy treatment in a way that could benefit a patient’s quality of life is to be welcomed.”

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