When possible, breast cancer patients undergo a type of surgery that's designed to conserve as much of their breast tissue as possible. Hypofractionated radiation therapy, also called hypofractionation, can be used as a follow-up therapy for many of these patients. Like conventional radiation therapy, the aim of hypofractionation is to destroy cancer cells in the breast, but with larger radiation doses in fewer overall sessions. Whereas conventional radiation typically requires 25 to 30 sessions, hypofractionation requires 15 to 19.
Our multidisciplinary teams of specialists meet weekly to discusses whether a particular patient will benefit from
hypofractionation or conventional radiation.