Electron Intraoperative radiation therapy can reduce a six-week radiation
cycle to just one day!
Imagine a day when breast cancer treatment takes just one day instead of
three months. For certain women treated with electron intraoperative radiation
therapy (e-IORT), that day is here.
Jupiter Medical Center is among the first to bring this revolutionary technology
to breast cancer patients in our region. For numerous patients, it offers
a treatment alternative that’s not only faster, but highly effective.
Treatment includes combining therapy with an initial, concentrated dose
of radiation. In the best of cases, this single dose of radiation will
be all a patient needs. For others, this breakthrough will cut in half
their required course of radiation treatment.
A Single Dose of Radiation Can Kill Microscopic Diseases
The Linac 12 is a mobile electron beam linear accelerator that delivers
a single dose of radiation to a tumor bed during surgery, allowing patients
to be treated quickly, without moving them from the operating table. This
advanced technology helps kill microscopic disease and in some cases can
completely eliminate the need for up to six weeks of postoperative radiation.
- Potential benefits include:
- Shortened treatment time
- Reduced radiation exposure
- Excellent cosmetic results
- Faster return to normal daily activities
If you have breast cancer, you have a choice when deciding where to get
treatment. No other hospital in Florida has more experience with e-IORT
than Jupiter Medical Center.