Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 20th, 2005
According to recent research from the United States, "In the management of early breast cancer, a partial breast irradiation technique called MammoSite (Proxima Therapeutic Inc., Alpharetta, GA) has been advocated in recent years. In MammoSite, a balloon implanted at the surgical cavity during tumor excision is filled with a radio-opaque solution, and radiation is delivered via a high dose rate brachytherapy source situated at the center of the balloon."
"Frequently air may be introduced during placement of the balloon and/or injection of the contrast solution into the...
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