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Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the United States. This form of cancer is the second leading cause of death among women after lung cancer.
Our Breast Cancer specialists here at General Surgeons of Western Colorado are dedicated to your journey. With a variety of treatment options we strive to find the best option for you.
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Removes only affected area making sure to get clear margins also assists in biopsy. Lumpectomy is also called breast-conserving surgery or wide local excision because only a portion of the breast is removed. In contrast, during a mastectomy, all of the breast tissue is removed.
Removal of entire breast if invasive cancer, may also be done prophylactively if genetic testing strongly suggests predisposition of cancer. Deciding between a mastectomy and lumpectomy can be difficult. Both procedures are equally effective for preventing a recurrence of breast cancer.
SAVI is a five-day radiation treatment after lumpectomy for breast cancer that delivers radiation from within the breast. The SAVI applicator consists of an expandable bundle of tubes, each of which can deliver a different dose of precisely targeted radiation.
Standard Chemotherapy uses drugs to target and destroy the cells that cause cancer. This type of treatment is used in more invasive cases, and the drugs are usually injected directly into a vein through a needle or taken by mouth as pills. Chemotherapy can also be used in addition to other treatments, such as surgery, radiation or hormone therapy.
This type of treatment uses high-energy X-rays, protons or other particles to kill cancer cells. In particular, the rapid growing cells in cancer are more responsive to the effects of radiation therapy than are normal cells. Radiation can be delivered both internally and externally. This treatment is often used at almost every stage of Breast Cancer.