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California study: Treatments for prostate, breast cancer vary widely, depending on where people live
The Mercury News

Tracy has agricultural roots and affordable homes, but a new study reveals a less obvious distinction for this Central Valley city: Doctors use internal radiation to treat men for prostate cancer at the highest rate in California, more than four times the state average. By comparison, men living just 60 miles away near Stanford University are much less likely to undergo the procedure known as brachytherapy, or radiation seeds — only about half as often as the state average.