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BREAST RADIATION DEVICE ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLICATIONS

June 2, 2006
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Doctors in New England have discovered that patients receiving accelerated-partial breast radiation therapy using a balloon brachytherapy system after lumpectomy for breast cancer can develop seroma, the retaining of fluid, in their breast which can require aspiration or make monitoring them by physical exam more difficult. Expertclick.com (http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/default.cfm?Action=ReleaseDetail&ID=12759)