Breast Cancer Treatments Franklin WI

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Brenda M Pierce
(414) 479-8695
7322 W Rawson Ave
Franklin, WI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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John D Naida
(414) 328-6460
8901 W Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Ajit B Divgi, MD
(414) 384-5111
2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 930
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Topiwala Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; St Lukes Med Ctr, Milwaukee, Wi; West Allis Memorial Hospital, West Allis, Wi
Group Practice: Oncology Of Wisconsin Sc At Milwaukee South

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William J Pao
(414) 649-6420
2900 W Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Dr.Kenneth Bastin
(414) 649-6420
2900 West Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Brenda Marie Pierce, MD
(414) 529-3210
7410 W Rawson Ave
Franklin, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ronald Dixon Hart, MD
(414) 384-5111
2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pikewy #930
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; St Lukes Med Ctr, Milwaukee, Wi
Group Practice: Oncology Of Wisconsin Sc At Milwaukee South

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Juanito Parel Singson, MD
(414) 344-3866
3237 S 16th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967

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William Joseph Pao, MD
(414) 649-6420
2900 W Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wi; St Lukes Med Ctr, Milwaukee, Wi
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology Assoc

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John Pierrus Hanson
(414) 385-3086
2901 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, 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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