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Very helpful information! I/ 57 yrs and had lumpectomy surgery 11/30 for ILC and just received first labs. Negative in node removed – so relieved and 1.8 cm so thought is Stage 1, Grade 2. I'm waiting on oncotype and was referred to radiation oncology consult in 2 weeks but expect daily for 4-6 weeks. I understand radiation is much for targeted now and it sounds like the newest treatments -the proton beam (only at MGH as close to Boston) is not typically used for breast radiation. (reserved for pediatric, brain, lung). Is this accurate? It seems the radiation is so critical but is there much difference in the treatment from one hospital to another? The nurse said "pretty standard"?? I'm planning on meeting an oncologist also but am told the oncologist works more with anti hormone pills and/or chemo. Any help/advice appreciated. Thanks!!

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Proton therapy can precisely target and deliver high radiation doses to a tumor to kill cancerous cells. Proton therapy may be especially beneficial for some people with breast cancer by minimizing damage to nearby tissue and critical organs such as the heart and lungs.

Sue, you might be interested in this related discussion where you can ask members who have had proton beam therapy for breast cancer about their experiences:
– My experience with proton beam therapy & breast cancer https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/breast-cancer-diagnosis-in-february-2016/

Did you receive the Oncotype?