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Table 1 Cycle lengths (life expectancy) used based on patient condition

From: Lifetime cost-effectiveness analysis of intraoperative radiation therapy versus external beam radiation therapy for early stage breast cancer

Patient condition IORT cycle length (estimated length of life in years) EBRT cycle length (estimated length of life in years)
Long term complications resulting from procedure after being cancer free for 10 years 16 14
Complication free 23 23
Recurrent local/regional cancer 10 10
Metastatic cancer 6 6
Death from comorbid conditions exhibited by cancer patients 4.2–7.9 4.2–7.9