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MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy

MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy is an internal radiation therapy system for breast cancer.  It is one of the latest advances in accelerated partial breast irradiation. The device is comprised of a balloon catheter that internally administers a prescribed dose of radiation to targeted breast tissue in what is typically a five-day sequence of treatments.

MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy Minimizes Exposure

By internally delivering the radiation directly to the tissue surrounding the original tumor, the MammoSite RTS minimizes exposure to the rest of the breast, skin, ribs, lungs and heart.

Internal delivery of radiation intensifies the dose to the tissue at greatest risk for subclinical disease (a disease that is not detected by looking at the affected site), may reduce acute and chronic toxicities and may improve cosmetic outcome. Also, the treatments are delivered over a shorter period of time, which may be beneficial to patients who don't live close to a radiation facility.

For more information about MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy at Central Baptist Hospital, call (859) 260-6460.