The good news about the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer is that advancements are made every year. One example is Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, a treatment option used with lumpectomies and other types of surgery. Patients in Jupiter, Florida and the surrounding area have already experienced the benefits of IORT when it is used during breast cancer surgery.

We tend to think of women when discussing breast cancer. Approximately one out of every eight women in the United States develops invasive breast cancer during her life. The forecast for 2016 is nearly 247,000 new case of invasive and 61,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer. It’s important for men to realize they are not exempt. The likelihood of a man in the U.S. being diagnosed with this type of cancer during his lifetime is roughly one in a thousand, with an estimated 2,600 U.S. cases found during 2016.

Dr. John Rimmer has a practice in the vicinity of Jupiter. He is recognized for his skill and knowledge regarding this type of cancer and methods of diagnosis and treatment, such as Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Does breast cancer run in your family? Ask Dr. Rimmer about scheduling genetic testing for inherited breast cancer and when it’s advisable. Advanced ultrasounds are also used to detect and determine treatment for this type of cancer.

The doctor and his team analyze test results before drawing up a treatment plan. A tumor’s size and location affect treatment options. IORT may be suggested if you qualify for a lumpectomy. Not only is much of the breast saved, radiation therapy is given in a single dose. It saves hours of time spent in recovery, additional treatments, and discomfort.

Nearly 85% of breast cancers are reported in women without a family history of breast cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment, including Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), affects recovery. You may be concerned over a call-back for a second mammogram. The doctor and his staff encourage questions about your case and respond with easy-to-understand answers. Call to schedule an appointment today at 561-748-1242.