Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Balloon Catheter Brachytherapy

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Abstract

With radiation therapy now a routine addition to breast conservation surgery during breast cancer therapy, newer irradiation application methods are evolving, including accelerated, partial breast irradiation (APBI) using balloon catheter brachytherapy. Typical treatment planning with balloon brachytherapy involves BID dosing over 5 days rather than the typical 6 to 6 ½ weeks needed for whole breast radiotherapy. This chapter provides an overview of APBI using balloon brachytherapy.

Keywords

Toxicity Catheter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Breast Care Center of the SouthwestPhoenixUSA

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