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Breast cancer: Partial breast irradiation (APBI)

Video: Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)

Dr. Steven Standiford discusses partial breast irradiation.
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Dr. Steven Standiford: Some of the latest advancements in treating cancer with surgery that we’ve incorporated here at Cancer Treatment Centers of America include partial breast irradiation for breast cancer. Where a woman who previously after her lumpectomy would have to have six weeks of daily radiation treatment now can come in and have twice daily treatments through a special device that’s left in at the time of the lumpectomy, over the course of one week and in ten treatments over five days complete all the radiation treatment that she needs. This is really helpful for someone who’s far away from home, rather than having to spend six weeks getting daily treatments which disrupts your life for six weeks. In really one week all her breast cancer treatment gets done.

Listen to Dr. Steven Standiford discuss partial breast irradiation. This dramatically reduces the length of treatment for breast cancer patients.

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