Our team personalizes the type of radiation to the type and stage of cancer. We offer the standard treatment options for delivery over five to six weeks with 3D CRT or IMRT. In addition, we offer options for accelerated treatment in one week or less. This can be done with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using external beam or internal radiation. In addition, we are the only Tampa Bay area center offering Intrabeam® intraoperative radiotherapy for a one-day treatment at the time of surgery (lumpectomy). Finally, our team has special expertise in left-sided breast cancer radiotherapy where there could potentially be long-term radiation damage to the heart. We use computerized treatment planning to avoid the heart as much as possible and offer qualified patients special delivery with a technique where patients hold their breath upon deep inhalation (Deep-inspiratory breath hold).
Candace Correa, M.D.