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Joseph Philip Imperato, MD
(847) 535-6135
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen P Wanask, MR
(847) 810-4306
150 N Field Dr Ste 195
Lake Forest, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Edgardo L Yordan Jr, MD
(847) 940-8612
1225 Studio Ln
Deerfield, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1972

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Rakhshanda Neelam, MD
(847) 872-6188
17 Crestview Dr
Deerfield, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Med Coll For Women, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1977

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Marc Posner
(847) 234-6135
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Rohit R Sha, MD
(847) 295-7782
10 W Honeysuckle Rd
Lake Forest, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Louis, MD
(847) 295-3110
347 Circle Ln
Lake Forest, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1950

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Ira Joel Piel, MD
(847) 234-6155
900 N Westmoreland Rd Ste 105
Lake Forest, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1967

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Kanta Rohit Desai, MD
(618) 244-0022
900 Symphony Dr
Lake Forest, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Regional Health, Mount Vernon, Il; Crossroads Comm Hosp, Mount Vernon, Il; Harrisburg Med Ctr, Harrisburg, Il; Marion Mem Hosp, Marion, Il
Group Practice: Southern Illinois Radiation

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Marc Decker Posner, MD
(847) 535-6135
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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