Patient Advocates Ask California Attorney General To Investigate New Breast Cancer Treatment
Patient advocacy groups in California have asked Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) to investigate how a new radiation treatment for breast cancer is advertised and discussed with patients. The treatment -- called intraoperative radiation therapy -- is provided to women who have undergone the removal of a tumor and is considered by some to be less costly and less damaging to older women. However, some patient advocacy groups argue that the treatment is not proven and could be used on patients who are too young.
- "California Asked To Investigate New Breast Cancer Treatment" (Buck, Sacramento Bee, 7/17).