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Important New Advance in the Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy by Robert W. Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 7:23pm     Weekly Health Update: Important New Advance in Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy   "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."    By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS     Updated:  06/06/2010 The information in th ... Read on »
'One-Stop' Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative by Medline Plus Posted Mon 11 Nov 2013 2:00pm Study patients received radiation during surgery rather than after Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer , Cancer Chemotherapy Read on »
FDA Clears Hologic's MammoSite(R) Multi Lumen Radiation Therapy – Breast Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 6:03pm The Mammosite procedure has been approved for a few years and now the improved process with multi-lumen design has been approved by the FDA.  So far, procedures have been provided with a single lumen device.   The website has a lot of information and a video to explain further how it works.  The difference with the Mammosite and other seeding pr ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Radiation May Increase Risk of Heart Disease by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 20 Nov 2013 8:00am (JAMA) Among patients with early stages of breast cancer, those whose hearts were more directly irradiated with radiation treatments on the left side in a facing-up position had higher risk of heart disease, according to research letter by David J. Brenner, Ph.D, D.Sc, of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and colleagues. Sev ... Read on »
Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Breast Cancer's Return by Medline Plus Posted Wed 08 Dec 2010 6:00am Study also found tamoxifen reduced risk of localized disease recurring By Robert Preidt Wednesday, December 8, 2010 TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women with localized breast cancer are less likely to develop invasive cancer if they receive radiation after surgery, a new study finds. The ... Read on »
Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation for DCIS Breast Cancer Patients by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 10:33am Radiation therapy for breast cancer can be done in a number of different ways.  Accelerated partial breast irradiation is a newer form of breast cancer radiation therapy that is typically completed in 5-7 days, compared to 5-7 weeks for whole breast irradiation.  One form of accelerated partial breast irradiation is known as Mammosite .  This pro ... Read on »
Shorter Course of Radiation Effective and Safe for Some Women with Early-stage Breast Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted Sun 14 Mar 2010 9:00pm Shorter Course of Radiation Effective and Safe for Some Women with Early-stage Breast Cancer Adapted from the NCI Cancer Bulletin, vol. 7/no. 4, February 23, 2010 ( see the current issue ). Giving radiation therapy in fewer but larger doses may be an alternative to standard radiation ... Read on »
Single Dose Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy? by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 12:00am The Cancer Treatment Centers of America recently announced the availability of breast cancer radiation therapy given in a single dose during breast cancer surgery that apparently does not require the standard 5-6 weeks of post-operative radiation therapy.  According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, they are the first in the United Sta ... Read on »
Shorter Breast Cancer Therapy With Radiation Possible by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 13 Nov 2009 12:00am Two separate breast cancer research studies presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology suggest that shorter breast cancer radiation therapy might be just as effective as the current standard radiation therapy of 6 - 7 weeks. One study conducted at the Fox Chase Cancer Center used Intensity-Modulated ... Read on »
Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Radiation and Breast Cancer Surgery in by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 05 Jan 2012 12:43pm As a Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, I work with a large client base of Women who have had mastectomies, lympectomies with the removal and/or radiation of the axillary lymph nodes as a result of breast cancer surgery. I'd like to share a few techniques and therapies that I utilize with my electro-lymphatic therapy tool that helps to drain un ... Read on »