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How Breast Cancer Brachytherapy Works

Last Updated 10/12/2011 2:26:20 PM

Brachytherapy breast cancer radiation treatment is a alternative to traditional breast cancer radiation that delivers a targeted dose of radiation directly to a cancer site, sparing surrounding healthy tissue. More than half of women diagnosed with breast cancer may be eligible for brachytherapy as a breast cancer radiation treatment. Dr. Rakesh Patel shows how breast cancer brachytherapy works, explains the significant benefits patients gain and covers who might be a candidate for this breast cancer treatment. Dr. Patel, director of El Camino Hospital's brachytherapy program and president of the American Brachytherapy Society, is one of the pioneers in the field. Watch Dr. Patel's video here.