Prone Breast Therapy, An Advancement In Breast Cancer Treatment

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center now offers prone breast radiotherapy for patients who have had a lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer. This well-established technique is only available at UH Seidman Cancer Centers at UH Parma and Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

This technique is advantageous for patients, as it may reduce radiation dose to the chest wall, heart, and lungs and thus  potential long-term complications of breast radiation. It may also be beneficial for patients with larger breasts, as it allows the breast tissue to hang away from the thorax, reducing the width of breast tissue treated and potentially allowing the chest wall structures to be spared from radiation dose.

For more information, please contact, who sees patients Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at UH Parma Medical Center.

CJ Sheppard

Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017