Jefferson University Hospitals

Radiation Therapies for Breast Cancer

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Jefferson radiation oncologists will provide you with advanced breast radiation therapy using sophisticated technology. Jefferson was one of the U.S. hospitals that helped develop standard radiation dosages for the best therapeutic and cosmetic results following lumpectomy surgery.

Radiation therapies include:

  • Active Breathing Coordination (ABC) - This technology protects the heart and other organs from damaging radiation during therapy. Jefferson Radiation Oncologists were the 1st in the Delaware Valley to provide Active Breathing Coordination to treat breast cancer in the left breast with radiation.
  • 3-D Conformal Breast Irradiation (3-D-CRT) - This is where multiple radiation treatment fields are you to deliver precise doses of radiation to the breast and spare surrounding tissue.
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) - This is a specialized way of delivering radiation that allows the radiation to be more exactly shaped to fit the tumor.
  • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) - This is when radiation is delivered to only part of the breast over five days.

To Arrange An Appointment with our Breast Radiation Oncologists

If you are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and/or seeking a second opinion for breast cancer treatment, call our Breast Care Coordinator, Rita Battaglini, RN, at 215-955-5120.

Our breast care coordinator with help arrange your appointment, provide you information about your visit, and give the resources and support needed during your cancer treatment.

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