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Yew Cheong Choo, MD
(918) 747-6100
3020 S Harvard Ave Ste C
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nat'L Univ Of Singapore, Fac Of Med, Singapore
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok; U S P H S W W Hastings Indian, Tahlequah, Ok; Southcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Harvard Center

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Richard Allen Shildt, MD
(918) 605-6430
224 Sunset Dr
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Cancer Care Assoc

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John Howard Lohrey, MD
(918) 592-3700
1810 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1994

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Leslie Sibley, MD
(918) 592-3700
1705 E 19th St Ste 201
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Howard Lohrey
(918) 592-3700
1810 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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George W Schnetzer, MD
(918) 743-8004
2111 E 26th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Roy Geurin, MD
(918) 744-2071
1923 S Utica Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1984

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Alan David Langerak, MD
(918) 592-3700
1810 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1990

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Diane Marie Heaton, MD
(918) 744-2071
1923 S Utica Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988

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Alan Feen
(918) 744-2071
1923 S Utica Ave
Tulsa, OK
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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