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Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer

Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer

Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer: Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer is the delivery of highly radioactive material directly into the cavity left by a lumpectomy. During this outpatient procedure, radioactive material is delivered twice a day for five days into a tiny balloon placed in the space left by the lumpectomy. Brachytherapy may be considered a nonsurgical treatment option for breast cancer.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer:

Non-Surgical Options: Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer:

Other Surgical Options: Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer may include these surgeries:

Procedure Complications: Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer

Possible surgical complications of Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Intracavitary brachytherapy for breast cancer) include:

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