801 Osceola Street • Stuart, Florida 34994

(772) 220-4050

The Breast Care Center of the Treasure Coast

801 Osceola Street
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: (772) 220-4050
Fax: (772) 220-0502

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Mammosite Radiation

Mammosite Radiation (Brachytherapy)

The MammoSite system is used to deliver internal beam radiation to breast cancer patients after the surgical removal of a breast lump (lumpectomy). Internal beam radiation, or brachytherapy, significantly reduces the amount of time required with standard external beam radiation and may cause fewer side effects. While the new treatment has not been found to be more effective than traditional radiation therapy, the FDA approval provides breast cancer patients with another, more convenient option and could reduce the number of women who have their entire breasts removed with mastectomy.

Wednesday May 22, 2024