WHAT IS THE RIGHT BREAST CANCER TREATMENT FOR YOU?

Typically, a lumpectomy is followed by five to six weeks of radiation therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells in a breast. For certain types of small breast cancers, shorter courses of partial breast radiation therapy can be performed. Intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT, is a procedure that allows breast surgeons to work together with radiation oncologists in the OR to precisely deliver a single dose of highly targeted radiation administered at the time of lumpectomy, while the patient is still under anesthesia. Radiation therapy may also be recommended for some women after a mastectomy.

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