Partial breast irradiation involves the delivery of radiation to only the immediate region surrounding the original tumor. This is the site where recurrence of breast cancer is most likely to occur.
Biotherapy (also called biological therapy or immunotherapy) is a treatment to activate or repair the ability of the body’s immune system to fight cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, and other diseases.
In this video Dr. Kakkis performs a breast-sparing surgery—a sentinel lymph node dissection to treat breast cancer.
Chemotherapy is a the treatment of cancer with cytotoxic drugs.
Chemicals called hormones are produced in glands in the reproductive system, in the ovaries for women and the testicles for men.
Targeted therapy uses customized chemotherapeutic drugs to treat cancer by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.