Breast Cancer Treatments Cape Girardeau MO

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Prem Sobti
(573) 331-5525
24 S Mount Auburn Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Erin Hong-Dao Lang, MD
(949) 833-8178
60 Doctors Park Ste 102
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1981

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David Yoon Lee, MD
(573) 651-3188
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided By:
Benjamin Hak-Keung Yuen, MD
(573) 332-0226
3913 Brentwood Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Tapan Roy
(573) 334-2230
14 Doctors Park B
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
St Francis Med Ctr Cancer Inst

Stanley David Sides, MD
(573) 334-9641
3250 Gordonville Rd Ste 301
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Cpe Girardeau, Mo; Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cpe Girardeau, Mo
Group Practice: Cape Girardeau Physician Associates

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Aaron Lang
(573) 332-0226
1723 Broadway St
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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John Mac Dowell Sheldon, MD
(252) 430-6683
36 Doctors Park
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided By:
Joseph P Miller
(573) 651-5544
1701 Lacey St
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Data Provided By:
Aaron Lange
(573) 332-0226
1723 Broadway St Ste 315
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialty
Oncologist

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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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