Breast Cancer Treatments Statesboro GA

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Harsh Bhushan, MD
(912) 871-8000
1497 Fair Rd Ste 103
Statesboro, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Harsh Bhushan
(818) 782-4104
1601 Fair Rd
Statesboro, GA
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
East Georgia Cancer Ctr

Timothy Mitch Carey
(770) 297-5700
725 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se
Gainesville, GA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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John Thomas Duelge, MD
(229) 312-0344
425 W 3rd Ave
Albany, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided By:
Raj Rattan Gupta, MD
(706) 787-6299
8 West Onc EAMC
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gsvm Med Coll, Kanpur Univ, Kanpur, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dent Wiley Purcell, MD
(912) 350-8490
27 Lester Rd
Statesboro, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Candler Hosp, Savannah, Ga
Group Practice: Memorial Health University

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Lemuel Becker Hewes, MD
(404) 727-4451
954 Gatewood Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1995

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Victoria Lynn Afshani, MD
(770) 760-9949
1364 Wellbrook Cir NE
Conyers, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1995

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Monica Verma
(706) 226-0508
1504 N Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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James Martin Johnston
(912) 350-8180
4700 Waters Ave
Savannah, GA
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-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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