Radiationinfo-icon is a type of local therapyinfo-icon for breast cancer that uses high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells.

The goal of radiation therapyinfo-icon is to treat cancer that remains in the area where the breast cancer was found. When radiation is given after surgeryinfo-icon as part of the primary treatmentinfo-icon, it is called adjuvant therapyinfo-icon. Adjuvant radiation therapy helps protect you from the breast cancer coming back in the treated areas, also called local recurrenceinfo-icon.

Look below for more information from LBBC about radiation.