Intracavitary Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

Daniel J. Scanderbeg and Catheryn M. Yashar
University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: MED062000

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Breast cancer treatment has changed substantially in the past several decades. Initially, all women were treatment with mastectomy. However, this is a major and often a very difficult surgery for the patient, both physically and emotionally. Several studies were published that demonstrated acceptable local control and equivalent survival when mastectomy was compared with whole breast irradiation (WBI) following the surgical removal of the tumor. There has been a recent attempt to shift the treatment paradigm, once again, in order to minimize the amount of normal tissue exposed to radiation and also shorten the overall treatment time. This book presents and discusses research in the study of this new treatment, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Treatment Modalities

1.2.1. Multi-Catheter Interstitial

1.2.2 3dcrt

1.2.3. Intra-Op Electrons

1.2.4. Permanent Low-Dose-Rate Seed Implants

1.2.5. Intracavitary Devices

1.3. Summary

1.4. Conclusions

1.5. References

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