Breast Cancer Treatments Alamogordo NM

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Deborah Gilmore Tracy, MD
(941) 748-2217
56 Mission Cir
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1981

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Stefan Korec
(505) 437-8126
2559 Medical Dr Ste G
Alamogordo, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Gerald Champion Reg Med Ctr

Janet P McGoug, MS
(505) 955-7956
490A W Zia Rd
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.LEANNA SCOTT-TIMPERLEY
(505) 955-7900
490A West Zia Road
Santa Fe, NM
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Eric G Maye, MR
(505) 820-5233
455 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Stefan Korec, MD
2559 Scenic Dr Ste G
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Komenskeho, Lekarska Fak, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided By:
Deborah Tracy
(941) 748-2217
401 Manatee Ave E
Alamogordo, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Oncology Hematology Assoc

James Alan Neidhart, MD
(505) 324-6851
2413 N Hidden Glenn St
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Navaho
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co; San Juan Reg Med Ctr, Farmington, Nm
Group Practice: San Juan Surgical Associates

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Clark Elliott Haskins, MD
(505) 842-8171
4901 Lang Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, Nm
Group Practice: New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants Ltd

Data Provided By:
Vikas Bhushan, MD
5400 Gibson Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Vellore, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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