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Topics Covered

  • The Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Overview of Breast Cancer
  • The Role of Precision Medicine in Informing Treatment Choices
  • Current Standard of Care
  • The Role of Radiation Therapy
  • When is Radiation Therapy Recommended?
  • Types of Radiation Therapy
  • Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Radiation Therapy
  • Possible Side Effects of Radiation Therapy: Short & Long-Term Effects
  • Managing the Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
  • Follow-Up Care
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • The Role of Clinical Trials: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Stuti Ahlawat, MD

Clinical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper


Angelique Ellerbee Richardson, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego


John Ng, MD

Assistant Professor, Director of Medical Student Education in Radiation Oncology, Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on 2022-06-08.

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