Advantages of IMRT for breast cancer
The following are advantages of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for breast cancer:
- IMRT employs an advanced computer program to precisely map your radiation dosage in three dimensions, based on the breast tumor’s size, shape and location.
- IMRT directs radiation at the breast tumor and modulates the intensity of the radiation beams, helping to spare healthy tissue surrounding the breast tumor.
- IMRT allows each dose of radiation to be custom-tailored according to the geometrical shape of the breast tumor.
IMRT breast cancer radiation therapy may be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities. Your care team will work with you to determine an appropriate treatment plan based on your individual needs.
If you have previously had breast cancer radiation therapy and are experiencing recurrent tumors in the treated area, IMRT may be an appropriate option for you.