According to https://www.rochesterregional.org/ new technology like Intraoperative Radiation Therapy and Vision RT are leading the way as breast cancer treatment options.
What is Intraoperative Radiation Therapy?
IORT is a single dose of highly localized radiation delivered directly to the sit of the tumor during surgery. Its benefits include keeping the surrounding tissue safe and allowing for higher effective doses of radiation to be used. The Lipson Cancer Institute https://www.rochesterregional.org/services/cancer is the first cancer center in Western New York to use IORT as a breast cancer treatment option.
How does Vision RT Work?
Vision RT creates a 3D model of the patient’s body and tracks the surface anatomy in real-time. The software allows doctors, to keep track of patients’ movements during radiation therapy, learn the most ideal positions for therapy, and make adjustments as necessary.
An estimated 268,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S in 2019, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and in 2019, more than 41,000 women died from breast cancer in the United States. Approximately 49,290 cases of female breast ductal carcinoma in situ and 101,280 cases of melanoma in situ was diagnosed in 2021 As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues to raise awareness for breast cancer, providers at PrimeCARE encourage you once a month do a self-evaluation. If you have any questions or concerns contact us to schedule your appointment right away. You can schedule your appointment by going to our website https://pcmc-ar.com/.