Breast Cancer Treatments Sioux Falls SD

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Arunkumar Sanjeevi, MD
(605) 322-6900
300 N Dakota Ave Bldg STE117 # 300
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ali Dakhil Jassim, MD
(605) 333-1720
PO Box 5134
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Anatomic And Clinical Pathology, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mosul, Coll Of Med, Mosul, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Lcm Pathologists Pc

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Ramakrishnan Parameswaran
(605) 322-3035
1000 E. 21st St.,
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology

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Marwan D Hanna
(605) 322-7595
1000 E. 21st St.,
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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William Anthony Smithson
(605) 322-7595
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Dr.Michael Keppen
(605) 328-8000
1309 W 17th St # 101
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Robert Allen Nelimark, MD
(605) 328-8000
1020 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Mark Huber
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St #1000
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kirsten Ruth Erickson, MD
(605) 336-0515
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Medical X-Ray Ctr

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David Lee Elson, MD
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St Ste 2000
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Royal C Johnson Vets Mem Hosp, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: University Physicians Med

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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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