Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Learn about the different types of radiation therapy and what you can expect from treatment. Mylin A. Torres, MD discusses practical tips for coping with side effects such as skin changes fatigue and swelling and soreness in the area. While radiation therapy is often associated with treatment for early-stage breast cancer, we will also talk about the role it can play in treatment for those living with metastatic breast cancer. 

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About Our Speaker

Mylin A. Torres, MD is a board certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She is currently the director of the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, where she holds the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research.  Dr. Torres’s research program is dedicated to understanding the biology underlying treatment-related side effects, including chronic inflammation and cancer-related fatigue, and to developing interventions to improve the life quality of breast cancer survivors. She is also an associate professor in the department of radiation oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Read more. 

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