Partial Breast Irradiation
Partial Breast Irradiation delivers radiation directly to the tissue surrounding the original tumor while minimizing radiation exposure to healthy surrounding tissue. Treatment is given after lumpectomy, twice daily over a period of five days.
What is MammoSite 5-Day Targeted Radiation Therapy
The MammoSite® Radiation Therapy System received FDA clearance in 2002. Since then, over 32,000 women have been treated. MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy works from the inside, meaning that a higher daily dose can be used for a shorter period of time - 5 days vs. 5-7 weeks.
Advantages of MammoSite
Treatment with MammoSite 5-Day Targeted Radiation Therapy can help you get back to your normal life sooner - just 5 days vs. 5-7 weeks. MammoSite places the radiation source inside the lumpectomy cavity (the space left when a tumor is removed). This delivers radiation to the area where cancer is most likely to recur. Clinical trials for the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System have shown it to be well tolerated, with mild side effects for a short period of time. The therapy is given on an outpatient basis. No hospital stay is required. 5-year clinical trial data shows:
What Is Contura™ Multi-Lumen Radiation Balloon Treatment
The Contura™ multi-lumen radiation balloon applicator developed by SenoRx is used to provide brachytherapy treatment, a form of radiation therapy whereby a radioactive source is placed inside or next to the targeted area, for breast cancer patients who have undergone lumpectomies. It allows for temporary placement of a radioactive source within the lumpectomy bed. Treatment is delivered twice daily over a period of five days, versus traditional external beam radiation therapy, which is delivered to the entire breast over a period of 5 to 7 weeks.
Some women who are not candidates for partial breast irradiation with the Mammosite catheter may be candidates for the Contura™ catheter.
Contura contains five separate lumens, or tubes, inside the balloon. The additional lumens help your doctor shape, or contour, the radiation dose away from the skin or chest wall to obtain a more optimal result. Your doctor may be able to better target the radiation to the areas in most need of treatment and keep it away from healthy tissue and organs to help minimize side effects caused by the radiation.
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