MammoSite: An Internal Radiation Device for Breast Cancer Treatment
- Breast conserving surgery also known as a lumpectomy , a wide excision, or a partial mastectomy . The surgeon removes the breast tumor and some normal tissue around it and attempts to conserve as much of the patient’s breast as possible.
- Total mastectomy , which is the complete removal of the breast.
Traditional Radiation Therapy
Internal Radiation Therapy
Approved, but Still Experimental
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
National Comprehensive Cancer Network http://www.nccn.org
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation http://www.komen.org
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation http://www.cbcf.org/
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
FDA clears new device for breast cancer treatment. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/ . Accessed April 25, 2003.
The MammoSite radiation therapy system (RTS). Proxima Therapeutics website. Available at: http://www.proximatherapeutics.com/ . Accessed April 25, 2003.
MammoSite. MammoSite: targeted radiation therapy website. Available at: http://www.mammosite.com/index.cfm . Accessed March 29, 2010.
Treatment of stage 1 and 2 breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation website. Available at: http://www.komen.org/bci/abc/chap%5F07b.asp . Accessed April 18, 2003.
- Reviewer: Igor Puzanov, MD
- Update Date: 03/29/2010 -
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