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My Story

Rhonda | age 63
Medical Records
Columbus Grove, OH
13 years, 2 months since her MammoSite treatment.

After being diagnosed in August 2005 with breast cancer, I had decided to have a lumpectomy not knowing at the time whether I would need radiation and/or chemo. In September of 2005 I underwent my lumpectomy. On my follow-up appointment with my surgeon I was told that I would need to undergo radiation. During one of my many visits to various doctors I had read an article about new treatments for breast cancer, one of which was MammoSite. I work in the health field and knew that no one locally did MammoSite. So imagine my surprise when my surgeon told me that he was going to start doing MammoSite and if I met the criteria, I would be his first patient. After going over the pros and cons and remembering my mother-in-law two years earlier going through traditional radiation for breast cancer, having to reschedule due to weather and because of burns from her radiation, that was really not something I wanted to do.

Hoorah, at my next follow-up with my surgeon I was told that I met the criteria. By having MammoSite it didnít interfere with my lifestyle. I was still able to go on all of my planned vacations, plus the fact that the sooner my treatment was completed the sooner I could put it in the back of my mind that I had even been diagnosed with cancer. MammoSite not only allowed me to begin healing quicker physically but also mentally.

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.