Intraoperative Radiotherapy In Breast Cancer

Medicana International Ankara Hospital Specialist of Radiation Oncology Prof. Dr. Kaan Oysul noted that breast cancer is a curable diasease with early diagnosis but attention should be paid to the side effects of treatment.

Oysul “We face with secondary cancer in the other breast and risk of developping lung cancer and heart cardiac side effects at external radiation therapy 20 years later. In Intraoperative Radiotherapy we apply radiotherapy during surgery and we don’t encounter these side effects because radiation doesn’t go to other organs. In our country Intraoperative Radiotherapy is used a small number of center. We maintain healthy tissues around the breast a lot better. Our surgeon send part of the tumor to the pathology after removing it and according to the results if the patient appropriate for the treatment we become a part of an activity. We apply Intraoperative Radiotherapy by placing the applicator of device where the tumor is removed.”said.

HG

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