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Jay Harris, MD, radiation oncologist at the
Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, wrote the first paper suggesting that having
breast cancer patients hold a deep breath while receiving radiation therapy could greatly reduce the amount of radiation reaching the heart. Today, the "deep inspiration breath-hold" technique is standard practice around the world. At Dana-Farber,
technicians use a sophisticated imaging system to ensure patients' breath holds are consistent during each treatment.
Learn more DF/BWCC's
Breast Cancer Treatment program and our physicians' team approach to treating breast cancer.
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