Breast Cancer: We Found Something, What Should I Do Next?

by | Aug 28, 2021 | Best Cancer Doctors, Breast Cancer, Cancer Treatment

The diagnosis of breast cancer is downright scary. And most patients are filled with fear, and their minds are swirling with questions.

But you can and should be proactive in finding a treatment that’s right for you. 

First of all, talk to your doctor about treatment options. Those treatments may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of these.

The American Cancer Society says treatment depends on the type of cancer and the stage.

Get a second opinion. That’s always a smart idea.

And if your doctor recommends radiation, ask about treatment with Cyberknife.

CyberKnife treatment for breast cancer is called Stereotactic Partial-Breast Radiation. It’s a state-of-the-art, safe and effective treatment designed to reduce long-term risks and greatly shorten the number of treatments needed.

“Breast cancer is really an area where women need to find out what their options are,” Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of the CyberKnife Center of Miami says on Cyberknife’s YouTube page. “Cyberknife is an amazing option which has not been fully exploited. It’s been used for over 10 years in very few places and the success rates have been very high. This is in early breast cancer we’re talking.”

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The CyberKnife Center of Miami can help when it comes to deciding on the right treatment plan. The CyberKnife Center of Miami was the first cancer center in South Florida to offer this treatment.

It is a faster, safer way to treat breast cancer with outstanding tumor control, better cosmetic results and less radiation exposure to the surrounding vital organs – like the heart and the lungs.

When doctors can lower the amount of radiation close to the heart and lungs the risk of developing side effects such as heart disease, reduced lung function or secondary cancer is also decreased.

Plus, CyberKnife Miami can complete treatment in a shorter time frame – reducing treatments from 35 over several weeks to five treatments over a few days. That’s especially important for women with busy and active lifestyles.

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Long-term studies confirm the effectiveness of CyberKnife for breast cancer.  The 10-year results from a London-based study shows that a treatment strategy using CyberKnife with fewer doses and fewer treatments is as effective as traditional treatment for early-stage breast cancer.  

If you are interested in learning more about CyberKnife Miami and treatment for breast cancer call us at 305-279-2900 or go to our website