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Partial Breast Irradiation Now Provided by Rocky Mountain Oncology Center
Date:11/12/2008

CASPER, Wyo., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rocky Mountain Oncology Center (RMOC), is the first cancer center in Wyoming to offer and perform partial breast irradiation treatment. This ground-breaking treatment, offers many patients with early-stage breast cancer a new treatment option.

Partial breast irradiation can be offered following lumpectomy (removal of a mass from the breast with a margin of surrounding tissue) and represents an alternative for these patients because it can be delivered within a week rather than a traditional whole breast irradiation which requires six to eight weeks to be delivered.

A patient who meets the criteria for partial breast irradiation has a catheter placed in the breast either at the time of the initial lumpectomy or shortly thereafter. A radioactive source is placed inside the lumpectomy cavity in order to target the effected tissue immediately surrounding the site of the breast cancer where recurrence is most likely to occur. Treatment can generally be delivered twice-a-day for five days with each session lasting approximately 15 minutes. Most candidates experience excellent clinical and cosmetic outcomes.

Traditionally, patients with early-stage breast cancers are treated with either a full mastectomy (removal of the entire breast) or a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. However, many of Wyoming's patients live in remote locations or have serious time constraints, which in the past have caused them to opt for mastectomies to avoid lengthy treatments away from home. Fortunately, because of partial breast irradiation, these patients now have a viable treatment option.

Five-day targeted radiation therapy represents one of the latest cancer treatment advancements now available at Wyoming's only free-standing comprehensive cancer center, Rocky Mountain Oncology, located in Casper, Wyoming.
For more information visit us at http://www.rockymountainoncology.com

Contact: Becky Sowers Janet Smith

615-297-7717 ext 25 307-233-4738

bsowers@lam-andrews.com jsmith@rockymountainoncology.com


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