NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,018 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- partial-breast irradiation
- listen (PAR-shul-brest ih-RAY-dee-AY-shun)
- A type of radiation therapy given only to the part of the breast that has cancer in it. Partial-breast irradiation gives a higher dose over a shorter time than is given in standard whole-breast radiation therapy. Partial-breast irradiation may be given using internal or external sources of radiation. Also called accelerated partial-breast irradiation.