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Donna | age 73
Administrator
Charlotte, NC
11 years, 3 months since her MammoSite treatment.

How fortunate we are in this day and time to have the newest technology available to breast cancer patients. When I was diagnosed in June of this year, 2007, I was devastated. My first thoughts went to my own mother who died of breast cancer 12 years ago. I remembered how she suffered with her radiation treatments. When my surgeon gave me the option to have the newer MammoSite therapy instead of the traditional radiation, I was a little afraid, but after doing my research, it seemed the wisest choice to make. Ten treatments over the span of just five days was a wonderful option, considering the former therapies that take 5 - 7 weeks of daily treatments. I am so grateful that I qualified for the MammoSite partial breast irradiation. I was able to go back to work the next week. I went on vacation several weeks later and resumed all my normal activities. What a blessing!

This profile is solely the words of the person who received MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy to treat breast cancer. Note that this profile is specific to this particular person, and experiences will vary.