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I am a radiation oncology doctor
yes, she needs radiation therapy after mastectomy and all of the chemotherapy
this has been studied in trials and radiation in her situation will improve her odds of living and decrease the chances of her breast cancer from coming back.
here is data on it
let me know if you have questions.
there are no alternatives which are as effective as radiation therapy in this situation for her
radiation is part of her treatment course which would give her the best odds of being cured.
patients who have advanced breast cancers like your wife who have had chemotherapy and surgery, also get radiation to be cured.