Breast Microseed Treatment
The groundbreaking breast cancer treatment for early stage breast cancer,
now offered at Mary Washington Healthcare's Regional Cancer Center.
MWHC Regional Cancer Center is the first in the Washington, D.C., Metro
Area to offer this
one time, one-hour radiation treatment option
About Breast Microseed Treatment®
Breast Microseed Treatment® is a proven method of radiation therapy
for women with early-stage breast cancer following a lumpectomy. Using
brachytherapy. Breast Microseed Treatment involves the precise placement
of radioactive seeds in the breast that slowly release the prescribed
dose safely over time. Microseed® radiation sources are implanted
in and around the area where the tumor was removed, which is typically
the area where cancer might recur.
Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation, has proven to be an effective
cancer treatment for decades, primarily with prostate cancer, but also
with others, including cervical and skin cancers. The key to successful
brachytherapy treatment is the precise placement of the radioactive sources.
Using Computed Tomography (CT) imaging, the exact location of each seed
is mapped out, then precisely inserted into the breast using ultrasound guidance.
This breast seed cancer treatment is particularly innovative because it
treats early-stage breast cancer, which affects 1 in 8 women in North
America. Early-stage breast cancer treated with lumpectomy, followed by
radiation, historically yields the highest survival rates.
Breast Microseed Treatment has proven to be an effective type of breast
cancer radiation in treating these early stage cancers, while offering
patients a simpler, more convenient, less painful and less costly treatment
option. Clinical studies utilizing 12 years of data in peer-reviewed,
published articles report similar efficacy to other breast cancer radiation
therapy techniques following a lumpectomy.
Please call 540.741.0655 for more information and to see if Breast Microseed
Treatment may be for you.