Intraoperative Radiation Therapy is a relatively new medical process used in breast cancer treatments. You may hear it referred to by its acronym, IORT, which is certainly easier to remember and say. Just as its name is shortened, so is the length of time required for standard radiation therapy. It’s a one-treatment option that takes place right after the tumor is removed.

Dr. John Rimmer uses IORT as well as other types of radiation therapy in his practice. His expertise in breast cancer treatment and surgery is recognized worldwide, including Jupiter and nearby areas of Florida. The doctor and his team carefully evaluate patient records, preferences and situations to determine the best procedure for each case.

The likelihood of getting breast cancer increases after age 40. Patients in their 60s and early 70s are shocked (and scared) to find out they have early stage breast cancer. Many of them have full-time jobs and a busy lifestyle. If the cancer hasn’t spread, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy reduces the amount of time you’ll need for treatment and hospitalization.

Like any form of medical treatment, it is important to find out if IORT is best for you. Dr. Rimmer will review the types of surgery, anesthesia, and radiation therapy that are available for your situation. Your input is welcome, so bring up your questions and concerns about any part of the treatment. The compassionate, professional skill of this Jupiter team is dedicated to removing the cancer and bringing about a swift, safe recovery. Call for an appointment today at 561-748-1242.