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Kanchan Prasad Upadhyay, MD
(337) 238-3475
931 Verone Ter
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rg Kar Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mahesh Ratilal Pandya, MD
(337) 463-2172
603 S Pine St
Deridder, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Clinic

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Kanchan Upadhyay
(305) 935-5960
931 Verone Terr
Newllano, LA
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Vernon Internal Medcn/Onc Clinic

Gang Ye, MD
(318) 675-4969
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Deborah Johnson
(337) 354-0030
155 Hospital Drive #301
Lafayette, LA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kanchan Prasad Upadhyay
(337) 238-3475
931 Verone Ter
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mahesh R Pandya
(337) 463-2172
603 S Pine St
Deridder, LA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Lowell Brian Anthony, MD
(504) 568-5843
1542 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1979

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Raymond Clay Gould
(985) 493-4338
608 N Acadia Rd
Thibodaux, LA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Andrew R Harwood
(337) 237-2057
917 General Mouton Ave
Lafayette, LA
Specialty
Radiation 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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