Breast Cancer Treatments
(Also see Cancer / Treatments / Radiation Therapy)
Our radiation oncologists are highly experienced in all aspects of breast cancer treatment. They provide breast-conserving therapy for early-stage disease, post-mastectomy radiation, palliative and other treatments. Advanced procedures include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), to deliver high-powered, targeted radiation in focused beams. This allows the radiation beam to match the shape of the tumor and avoid other areas.
Some breast cancer patients may be treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation after lumpectomy. This internal brachytherapy delivers precise radiation twice daily for five days, instead of the usual six weeks of standard therapy.
All treatments are designed to spare healthy tissue and lessen side effects. Patient education informs about treatment, possible side effects and personal care.
The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital has been awarded the ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation for the highest level of quality and patient safety by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). This three-year award is given only after a peer-review evaluation by experts in the field. The review assesses our patient care, treatment and safety, the qualifications of our team, quality control, equipment excellence and more.
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