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Intraoperative radiation

Traditional radiation for breast cancer patients usually involves six weeks of treatment after surgery. Community Health Network in Central Indiana is now offering INTRABEAM radiation to women with early-stage breast cancer. INTRABEAM radiation is a 20- to 30-minute dose of radiation applied directly to the cancerous area during surgery. S. Chace Lottich, M.D., a breast surgeon with Community Health Network, joins “Sound Medicine” to discuss the role of INTRABEAM therapy and its side effects, benefits and effectiveness.