A Radiation Oncologist Explains Breast Cancer Treatment

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In this video, radiation oncologist Meena Moran, MD, explains how radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer. A technology called deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) only allows the radiation beam to be delivered when a patient is taking a deep breath, which moves the chest wall away from the heart. And by doing that, less of the heart is being exposed to radiation.