Glendale Adventist Medical Center now offers a new kind of radiation therapy for women with breast cancer. The SAVITM breast brachytherapy applicator allows more women to choose a faster course of radiation therapy following lumpectomy surgery. Glendale Adventist was one of the first facilities in California to offer this simple five-day course of therapy for women with early-stage breast cancer.
Breast brachytherapy targets the tumor site from inside the breast. Brachytherapy typically involves two treatments per day for only five days. This shorter timeframe is far more convenient than traditional whole breast irradiation, which lasts six or seven weeks.
Unlike other brachytherapy devices, SAVI uses multiple catheters to precisely deliver radiation where it is needed most. In addition to sparing more healthy tissue from unnecessary radiation, SAVI is the only device that contours the radiation dose specifically to the patient's individual anatomy. This capability enables Glendale Adventist physicians to provide more individualized therapy for each patient.
To learn more about SAVI, call (818) 409-8100.
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