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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Breast Pain/Mastalgia?
What is Lobular Carcinoma is Situ?
What is Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia?
What are Estrogen and Progesterone recep
What is the HER-2/neu test?
What is Whole Breast Irradiation?
What is Partial Breast Irradiation?
What are the reconstruction options?
Why do we give chemotherapy?
What is Tamoxifen?
What Is Ductal Carcinoma in Situ?
Are there prognostic indicators?
Are there different types?
What is Nipple Discharge?
What is Breast Cancer?
How does Breast Cancer spread?
Who gets Breast Cancer?
What are the chances?
Does race play a role in incidence?
What are fibrocystic changes?
What are the physical signs?
How is Breast Cancer staged?
What are the Aromatase inhibitors?
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What is Partial Breast Irradiation?
PBI is a new form of radiation therapy that delivers radiation from within the breast through an implanted catheter. This form of therapy delivers an intense dose of radiation to the area in the breast where recurrence is most likely to occur. It is done twice a day for 5 days on an outpatient basis. The catheter is placed 7 to 10 days after lumpectomy and is removed after the final treatment. It is currently being offered to women over age 50, with lymph node negative tumors that are less than 2 centimeters in size. There are multiple catheters available as delivery devices. We are the most experienced in the State of South Carolina with this technique. The American Society of Breast Surgeons Mammosite Registry trial now has over 1,450 patients. Recently released five-year data shows equivalent outcomes to whole breast radiation therapy when compared to recurrence rates and cosmetic outcomes. It is available at our Radiation Oncology Center in Georgetown, SC.
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