Precise Radiation for Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. Treating it typically requires surgery, followed by radiation therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells.
When it comes to treatment, older radiation delivery methods can expose nearby, healthy tissue to damage. Cutting-edge therapies such as High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) enable physicians to deliver higher doses of precisely focused radiation to cancerous tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue. This is particularly significant for left-breast cancer, where the heart and lungs are at risk.