May 03

Breast cancer and IORT

breast cancer awarenessThe cure rate for breast cancer is much higher today than ever before. Early detection via mammogram programs combined with improved drugs, radiation therapy and surgery, especially minimally invasive breast surgery, have made cure rates for breast cancer much higher. In the past, radiation therapy has been routinely recommended after many breast cancer operations, but a new technology, called IORT, can eliminate the need for extended treatment.

You can learn about IORT, or Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, an alternative to post-surgical radiation for many women, by clicking IORT. If you have questions about IORT or any other area included in general surgery, please contact our office. You may use Contact Dr Birkedal, or phone us at (386) 210-9794. Our offices, located in Daytona, New Smyrna and Palm coast are all part of the AdventHealth Medical Group.

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