Radioactive Seed Gives New Options for Breast Cancer Patients
It wasn't the shock of a breast cancer diagnosis that surprised Linda Briggs the most; it was the ease of the surgical process. What used to begin with the sometimes painful placement of a wire in the patient's breast to mark the location of the tumor can now be done with a much more precise and less painful method.
Targeted Radiation Therapy Offers Options for Breast Cancer Treatment
MammoSite therapy was developed to make it easier for more women to consider lumpectomy or breast conservation. Despite comparable long-term recurrence and survival rates of breast conservation therapy, the National Institutes of Health reports more than 40 percent of patients with early stage breast cancer still get a mastectomy.
Medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists and breast cancer researchers work together as a team to determine the best treatment approach for each breast cancer patient.
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