Breast

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. In the United States, there are about 180,000 cases diagnosed annually and an estimated 2.4 million women living with and surviving breast cancer. Fortunately, breast cancer mortality - after rising for decades - seems to have stabilized and is even falling, suggesting that we are making some important progress with this disease. Breast cancer is often treatable and curable. Our department offers all types of breast radiation, ranging from whole breast radiation therapy (the most common treatment) to partial breast radiation therapy. Our physicians participate in a dedicated breast cancer tumor board in affiliation with East Jefferson General Hospital, meeting with the surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, and women's imaging specialists to discuss cases and come up with an individualized approach. We offer several types of partial breast radiation therapy, including interstitial implants and the Mammosite™ and Savi catheters. The Savi catheter and interstitial implants provide options for women to undergo accelerated radiation therapy who are not candidates for Mammosite™.