Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
thinking about treatment options
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We treat breast cancer patients in various body positions in order to best target the cancer.
  • We use techniques that minimize exposure of unaffected organs to radiation.
  • We assure the highest quality of treatment by reviewing each patient's case at a weekly meeting of our radiation oncologists.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, your physician will have an in-depth discussion with you about your treatment options. Radiation therapy is one type of treatment that may be included in your treatment plan. At Yale Medicine, our radiation oncologists work with a multidisciplinary team to devise a course of treatment that is personalized to your needs. 

“Over the last decade, there have been many improvements in how Yale Medicine delivers radiation therapy for breast cancer,” says Meena Moran, MD, director of the Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Program at Yale Medicine and professor of therapeutic radiology at Yale School of Medicine.