New option for early-stage breast cancer
A breast cancer diagnosis can be stressful and emotional. However, if caught early, you may have the option of avoiding weeks of radiation treatment.
Lakeland physicians are now using the ZEISS INTRABEAM® intraoperative therapy system to deliver a targeted single-dose of radiation to the site of the tumor, after a Lumpectomy.
Traditional external high-beam radiation requires patients undergo daily radiation to the whole breast, for a five or six week period.
The new therapy, also known as IORT, minimizes radiation exposure to healthy tissue and organs. It has also proven less costly, with limited side effects. Results have been so promising, Lakeland was asked to participate in the international TARGIT-B trial focused on the treatment.
It is important you have the advice and support of your breast care team before making an informed decision. Talk to your physician to see if IORT is right for you.
Mammograms are key to early detection. Lakeland offers three convenient locations to serve you. Click here to schedule your appointment.