AccuBoost®: A new option when making an important decision
Women with early stage breast cancer increasingly choose to treat the cancer and save their breast. Breast conservation therapy (BCT) starts with the surgical removal of cancerous tissue in a procedure known as lumpectomy. Daily sessions of radiation therapy follow a lumpectomy. This therapy occurs to the whole breast for six weeks. Whole breast irradiation (WBI) is the “gold standard” for breast radiotherapy based on over three decades of experience. The BCT protocol also requires additional localized radiation, known as the “boost” dose, aimed only at the tissue surrounding the tumor bed. The combination of surgery and completion of radiation therapy has been effective in preventing cancer recurrence. Numerous studies show that women with early stage disease have a clear option to preserve the breast and fight off the cancer.