Many women fear and misunderstand breast cancer radiotherapy

Women with breast cancer are often afraid of getting radiation, but a new study of women who’ve had this treatment suggests their experiences with it were much better than they expected. While most women said they initially didn’t know much about radiotherapy, roughly half had heard frightening stories, the survey found. After radiotherapy, however, 92 percent of patients said they wouldn’t have been as scared if they had known in advance what to expect.