Breast Cancer Treatments Booneville MS

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Ralph Arnold Smith Jr, MD
(662) 459-7133
701 Alcorn Dr
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1966

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Kerry Morgan
(662) 665-0151
2427 Proper St
Corinth, MS
Specialty
Cardiologist, Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Magnolia Regional Health Center

Van L Lackey
(601) 355-2485
1227 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Dale Pullen
(601) 984-5220
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Dr.Lydia Latour
(228) 374-6296
147 Reynoir St # 204
Biloxi, MS
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Biloxi Reg Med Ctr, Biloxi, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Elbert Alan Duncan, MD
(662) 841-4077
701 Alcorn Dr
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Naim Joseph Salloum, MD
(601) 288-1700
301 S 28th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish, Arabic
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1980

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David Sydney Nix, MD
(601) 482-1555
1704 23rd Ave
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms; Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Rush Medical Group

Data Provided By:
Manubhai S Patel, MD
(601) 974-5600
2969 Curran Dr N Ste 200
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Dennis P Morga, MR
(662) 236-7738
504 Azalea Dr Ste A
Oxford, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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