Breast Cancer Treatments Danville VA

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Timothy Wayne Brotherton
(434) 793-0044
125 Executive Dr
Danville, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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David Clark Caldwell
(434) 793-0044
125 Executive Dr
Danville, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Dr.David Caldwell
(434) 793-0044
125 Executive Drive
Danville, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Danville Reg Medctr, Danville, Va
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Stewart Allen Sharp, MD
(434) 792-0123
4500 Riverside Dr Ste B
Danville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Danville Reg Medctr, Danville, Va
Group Practice: Danville Hematology Inc

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Eric Sherwood Neijstrom, MD
(336) 951-4584
618 S Main St
Reidsville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Piedmont Cancer Institute Annie Penn Hospital

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James Edmonson Nevin, MD
(434) 792-5964
159 Executive Dr
Danville, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Danville Reg Medctr, Danville, Va
Group Practice: Southside Surgical Specialists

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Timothy Wayne Brotherton, MD
(804) 793-0044
125 Executive Dr Ste J
Danville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1982

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David Clark Caldwell, MD
(434) 793-0044
125 Executive Dr Ste J
Danville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Danville Reg Medctr, Danville, Va; Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston, Va
Group Practice: Danville Hematology & Oncology

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Peter John Leider, MD
188 S Main St
Danville, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1995

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Eric Sherwood Neijstrom
(336) 951-4584
618 S Main St
Reidsville, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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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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