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My Story

Wendy | age 61
Medical Transcription
Visalia, CA
12 years, 3 months since her MammoSite treatment.

I was diagnosed with Stage 1, Grade I breast cancer in March of 2007 at the age of 49. Due to my surgeon's fine skills, my breast was prepared for MammoSite radiation at the time of my lumpectomy by leaving a 7 cm in diameter opening and the actual balloon was inserted 6 weeks after the initial surgical procedure.

What this did was allow me to go through breast cancer treatment without the infringement upon my life for a long period of time.

I took off work for a week and drove to a nearby town one hour away to receive my MammoSite therapy given twice a day, six hours apart. In between each treatment, I shopped, had lunch, read and sometimes took catnaps in the car under a shade tree while waiting for my last treatment of the day.

In the end, I thanked my radiation oncologist for having been innovative enough to bring this procedure to our area and allow those of us who are candidates to benefit from this astonishingly abbreviated form of radiation therapy.

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.