It is natural to be concerned anytime you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. There is good news for residents of West Palm Beach about advanced breast cancer treatments. Instead of the standard radiation therapy’s three to six weeks of daily radiation dosage, IORT is a localized treatment that is administered once!

Intraoperative radiation therapy is used for breast cancer patients following a lumpectomy. An extremely localized dose of radiation is delivered to the tumor site once the tumor is removed. The process requires very little time. The catheter that delivers the radiation is removed once the treatment is completed and the incision is closed. The process is an example of the state of the art treatment provided by Dr. John Rimmer and his medical team.

One of the advantages of having a variety of advanced breast cancer treatments is the opportunity to choose the method that works best for you. Dr. Rimmer and other members of the surgical team will explain the procedures that benefit you the most. In addition to surgery, they will explain the different options of chemotherapy and radiation, including IORT, that apply to your situation.

Patients 60 years of age and older with early stage breast cancer that hasn’t spread are identified as a group that may benefit most from IORT. Instead of requiring a number of return trips to the hospital for additional radiation, their active lifestyle is virtually uninterrupted with the one-treatment option. The reduced amount of hospital time is an encouraging path towards recovery.

Perhaps a recent mammogram has you concerned about your health or you are due for a follow-up on previous care. Patients and their families appreciate the kindness, care, and consideration of Dr. Rimmer and his staff. The dedication to beating cancer leads to advanced breast cancer treatments and concentration on an easier recovery. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Rimmer at 561-748-1242.