ASTRO publishes new brochure for breast cancer patients

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The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) has published a new patient information brochure called Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: A Patient's Guide to Understanding Treatment.

The brochure aims to help patients understand the importance of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer. ASTRO says patients can use the handbook to talk with their healthcare providers when contemplating radiation therapy following a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. The brochure also helps patients find support groups and information on clinical trials.

Patients and patient advocacy organizations can request free copies of the brochure by contacting Beth Bukata at 800-962-7876 or bethb@astro.org . The brochure can also be viewed online at www.astro.org/patient/.