Breast Cancer: The First Dayton Difference

When you're battling breast cancer, you want the most advanced treatment options available and the most experienced physicians in your corner. You need the best surgeon to team up with the best cancer doctor. Dr. Hughes at First Dayton is the cancer doctor who will help you win the fight.

Radiation therapy is recommended for almost all patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Women who have a mastectomy and radiation reduce their risk of an in-breast recurrence by up to 70 percent. Dr. Hughes will find the right treatment option for you and start fighting your cancer immediately.

First Dayton MammoSite® Brachytherapy

If you've had a lumpectomy, brachytherapy is a powerful treatment that fights cancer with radiation from inside your body. Dr. Hughes and his team implant a soft balloon inside the lumpectomy cavity, then insert high-intensity radiation seeds directly into your breast to deliver cancer-fighting beams where you need them most. Best of all, unlike conventional radiation at an ordinary cancer center, MammoSite targeted radiation therapy takes only 5 days.

A MammoSite clinical trial showed no recurrence in participating patients after five years. MammoSite might be the right option for you if you have early-stage breast cancer. Dr. Hughes and his radiation oncology team will determine if this safe, effective treatment is the best way to beat your breast cancer.

Benefits of MammoSite Brachytherapy

  • No cutting
  • No pain
  • Spares healthy tissue
  • 5 days
  • Few, if any, side effects
  • Excellent cosmetic results
  • Limits radiation dose to heart and vascular structure

First Dayton Intensity Modulated Radiation TherapyFirst Dayton offers intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as a safe and effective option for women who have had a lumpectomy or mastectomy. IMRT allows Dr. Hughes and his team to control the levels of radiation to ensure radiation goes directly to your cancer, while limiting the radiation dose to the heart and vascular structure. IMRT can also be used if lymph nodes are involved.

Benefits of IMRT

  • No cutting
  • No pain
  • Spares healthy tissue
  • Few, if any, side effects
  • Visits last only 10 minutes
  • Excellent cosmetic results

Whole Breast RadiationThis radiation treatment uses high energy beams of radiation to treat the entire breast. This is the treatment used for women who have had a mastectomy.

Based on the risk of recurrence factors, about 20 to 30 percent of people are considered at high risk of recurrence after mastectomy. Radiation would be recommended to help reduce this risk by up to 70 percent. For example, a 30 percent risk may be reduced to just under 10 percent.

Treatment is given to the area where the breast used to be and sometimes to the lymph node regions nearby. This treatment is done by using a linear accelerator machine. Treatment is given over a 6-to-7-week period, 5 days a week. This treatment only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.

Call 855-DAYTON1 for a consultation today, and get your life back faster.

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