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Pablo Ferraro, MD
(954) 430-6868
801 N Flamingo Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL
Business
Memorial Cancer Institute
Specialties
Oncology

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Raul Ravelo, MD
(305) 285-2195
2001 W 68th St
Hialeah, FL
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Zaragoza, Fac De Med, Zaragoza, Spain
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Hialeah Hosp, Hialeah, Fl; Palmetto General Hosp, Hialeah, Fl
Group Practice: Oncology And Radiation Associates Pa

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Amelia Amarilis Armas, MD
Hollywood, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1980

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Marion GL Faldas, MD, MPH
(954) 442-2828
501 NW 179th Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Matthew Alan Taub, MD
(954) 432-6595
601 N Flamingo Rd Ste 403B
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1994

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Karen Andrea Laufer, MD
(305) 662-5333
2001 W 68th St
Hialeah, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 1992

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Pedro A Serrano Ojeda, MD
(305) 285-2195
2001 W 68th St
Hialeah, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 1994

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Chamundambika Shanmugam, MD
Hollywood, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kempegowda Inst Of Med Sci, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Matthew Taub
(877) 261-8359
601 North Flamingo Road
Hollywood, FL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Daren D Grosma, MR
(954) 430-6868
801 N Flamingo Rd Ste 11
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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