Thursday, July 28, 2016

Women With Breast Cancer Only Need 5 Days of Radiation

Women with early breast cancer have had to face 6 weeks of daily radiation treatments. A new FDA approved device requires only 5 days of treatments. It's called MammoSite Radiation Therapy System. It uses a procedure called brachytherapy that inserts a tiny radioactive seed into the spot where the tumor was removed. This delivers radiation evenly to the area. This treatment can prevent the need for a mastectomy and save the woman's breast.

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