Half-hour ‘blast’ sees off breast cancer for good: New treatment offers women alternative to six-weeks of intensive radiotherapy

Thousands of British women could soon benefit from a new breast cancer ‘blaster’ that spares them the ordeal of daily radiotherapy after surgery. The procedure for patients with small, early-stage tumours replaces up to six weeks of treatment with a single 30-minute session that has been proved to be as effective in preventing the disease from returning. IORT involves giving a single, targeted dose of radiotherapy immediately after a tumour-removal operation called a lumpectomy – directly to the area where the cancer used to be – while the patient is still under anaesthetic.
Daily Mail