Breast Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, affecting nearly one in eight women during their lifetimes. Breast Cancer forms when normal cells that make up different parts of the breast tissue become malignant. Early detection in the last few decades has shifted the stage that breast cancer is typically diagnosed into a much earlier one, and advances in treatments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy have made great strides in improving survival rates.
The physicians at Advanced Radiation Centers of New York are experts in the treatment of breast cancer with radiotherapy. They are pioneers in the New York metropolitan area in using advanced technologies such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, or IMRT, and partial breast balloon brachytherapy (PBI) to attain improved outcomes with decreased side effects for their patients.