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Frequently Asked Questions


Here are the most frequently asked questions - with answers - from people interested in the MammoSite® procedure. If your question is not covered below, you can visit MammoSite.com for more information or contact us and email your question to our Program Manager for a prompt answer.

How can I find out more about the MammoSite procedure?

First and foremost ask your doctor; he or she is the best source of information about any medical procedure or therapy, including MammoSite 5-day targeted radiation therapy.

For a general overview of MammoSite therapy, you can go to the About MammoSite section of this website. You can also find a more complete description of MammoSite therapy - the procedure and technology, as well as information about what to expect with it - at MammoSite.com.

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Could I be a candidate for MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy?

Your doctor is the best person to answer that. Many women with early-stage breast cancer are candidates for MammoSite therapy, yet a number of different factors need to be evaluated. Your doctor will determine, based on various test results and reports, if MammoSite therapy is an option in your particular case.

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If my physician(s) have deemed that I am a qualified candidate for MammoSite therapy, is there a possibility that the treatment may not be administered?

Even qualified candidates may not complete the 5-day treatment due to varying clinical conditions. In that event, you need to consult your physician about alternate treatments. You should talk to your doctor about all the risks and benefits of your treatment.

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Will health insurance cover the cost of the procedure?

Radiation therapy with internal radiation is an accepted treatment for breast cancer and is covered by most insurers. Specific coverage for MammoSite 5-day targeted radiation therapy will depend on your individual health plan.

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Where can I find a doctor who has experience with MammoSite targeted radiation therapy?

A good place to start is MammoSite.com. You can use a physician locator tool to enter your zip code and see a list of professionals in your area who have performed MammoSite procedures and therapy. Or go to MammoSite MDs. To view our listing of doctors.

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