Breast Cancer Treatments Great Falls MT

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Dr.Grant Harrer
(406) 731-8100
1117 29th St S # 500
Great Falls, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Grant William Harrer, MD
(406) 455-2820
400 13th Ave S Ste 101
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided By:
Jeffrey A Stephenso, MR
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Donald Hall Berdeaux
(406) 731-8150
1117 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Thomas Warr
(406) 454-2171
3000 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Great Falls Clinic

Donald Hall Berdeaux, MD
(406) 452-4322
400 15th Ave S Ste 102
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided By:
Barbara Gutschenritter
(406) 731-8240
1117 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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F John Allaire, MD
(406) 454-2171
1415 55th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1954

Data Provided By:
Karl Anton Guter, MD
(406) 454-2171
PO Box 5012
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Benefis Hosp Center -East Cam, Great Falls, Mt; Veterans Affairs Regional Ctr, Fort Harrison, Mt
Group Practice: Great Falls Clinic Main Clinic

Data Provided By:
Grant Harrer
(406) 731-8100
400 13th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Benefis Hospital East Campus

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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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