Breast Cancer Treatments Aberdeen SD

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Richard J Conklin
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Richard Conklin
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology Svc

Edward E Tennan, MR
(605) 338-3645
2903 S Ridgeview Way
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael Oren Robinson, MD
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976

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Max L Farver
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Richard James Conklin, MD
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1983

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Enrique Mendoza
305 S State St
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Kelly G McCaul
(605) 322-3035
1000 E. 21st St., Ste. 1200
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Richard M Tenglin
(605) 719-2300
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Dr.Richard Tenglin
(605) 719-2300
353 Fairmont Boulevard
Rapid City, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Oncologist
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Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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One Week Radiation Effective Breast Cancer Treatment

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Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using a type of radiation seed implants called balloon brachytherapy, a newer type of radiation treatment that offers more convenience to early-stage breast cancer patients by shortening radiation therapy from the standard six to seven weeks of treatment to only one week, is as effective in keeping breast cancer from coming back as the standard external beam radiation treatment, according to a study presented September 22, 2008, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's 50th Annual Meeting in Boston.

"Not only does it make radiation treatment much more convenient, it may actually increase the rate of breast conservation, since some women choose mastectomy because they live too far from a radiation center and cannot afford the time and expense of six to seven weeks of living or traveling to the center," Peter Beitsch, M.D., lead author of the study and a surgical oncologist at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas, said. "Also, there are many women with breast cancer who for a host of reasons don't receive the necessary postoperative radiation and the shortened course should hopefully allow more women to receive the therapy that they need."

Many women with breast cancer are able to undergo breast conserving therapy to keep their breast after treatment. Typically, this means they first have surgery to remove the breast cancer (a lumpectomy) followed by a course of radiation therapy to kill any cancer cells that may remain. The standard breast cancer radiation therapy treatment takes a few minutes, every day, Monday through Friday, for six to seven weeks.

Brachytherapy is one of several methods of APBI, which treats only the area surrounding the tumor, instead of the whole breast. During this type of breast brachytherapy, after the tumor has been removed from the breast, the doctor inserts a small balloon into the cavity. That balloon is then attached to a catheter that delivers high doses of radiation via tiny radioactive seeds into the lumpectomy cavity.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) MammoSite RTS Registry Trial evaluated data from more than 1,400 women with early stage breast cancer who were treated with balloon brachytherapy using the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System, one type of breast brachytherapy. In this study, 400 women were followed for nearly four years and results show that women with early-stage breast cancer who are treated with APBI using this type of balloon brachytherapy had the same chance of the cancer returning as those who had the standard radiation treatment.

For more information on radiation therapy for breast cancer, visit http://newswise.com/articles/view/544312/www.rtanswers.org .

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