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    Old 10-17-2008, 08:31 AM   #1
    Stitcher317
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    Mammosite or Savi Accelerated Breast Radiation Therapy

    I have just been DX'd with Papillary DCIS. My radiology oncologist has recommended either the "Mammosite" or "SAVI" accelerated breast radiation procedure which you get 2X daily for 5 days instead of the 6 week radiation.
    Naturally I've been reading up on this 24/7 and still haven't come to a decision I am comfortable with for either procedure. There are pros and cons to each therapy. This is relatively new but the 5 year results are in and are identical to the 5 year recurrence rates for the 6 week treatment with less side effects.

    Has anyone had this type of radiation? If so, would you share your experience with me?

    Thanks....

     
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