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New breast cancer treatment can reduce radiation to a single day for some
Sacramento Bee

When Karen Abbott was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2013, she thought she’d be off her feet for a while. She imagined weeks of pain, discomfort and fatigue from radiation. She planned to ditch her training plan for an upcoming marathon.

What she didn’t know then was that Sutter Cancer Center had recently begun using a new radiation device called Intrabeam. Or that she was eligible for it, and would ultimately undergo just a single day of radiation before moving on to a cancer-free life.