MammoSite® Radiation Therapy System
Today, more and more women with early-stage breast cancer are able to treat their cancer effectively and preserve their breasts through an option called Breast Conservation Therapy (BCT). BCT includes the removal of the cancerous tumor through a procedure called lumpectomy. The lumpectomy is generally followed by seven weeks of whole breast external beam radiation therapy. This combination of surgery and radiation works well to prevent recurrence of the tumor.
However, some patients find it hard to complete almost two months of radiation therapy, as it may be difficult to take time from work or other responsibilities or treatment centers may be far from home.
Solutions for special cancer cases
The MammoSite® radiation therapy system offers a possible solution for these patients. The MammoSite® system is the most widely used method of partial breast irradiation that works by delivering radiation from inside the breast directly to the tissue where cancer is most likely to recur. Radiation therapy with Mammosite® can be completed in five days, allowing patients to return to normal activities more quickly.
Partnerships for advanced treatment
By partnering with Texas Oncology – Tyler, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances offers this advanced treatment at our Tyler facility, enabling women throughout East Texas to obtain this state-of-the-art therapy without traveling far from home.
Appropriate patient selection is essential to successfully treating patients with partial breast irradiation as an alternative to whole breast radiation therapy. Generally, patients have early-stage breast cancer with tumors less than three centimeters in size and are older than 45 years of age.
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