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New Treatment Options for Breast Cancer Aberdeen SD

Most of them however are used in combination with surgery for best effects, either prior to it, in order to reduce the size of the tumor or after the operation, in order to remove any remaining cancerous cells. For a better understanding of these alternative treatment methods for breast cancer, we ll take a closer look at each, explaining how they work and in what cases they might prove useful.

Richard James Conklin, MD
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1983

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Enrique Mendoza
305 S State St
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Larry Paul Ebbert, MD
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd

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Jeffrey Steven Brindle, MD
(605) 882-6800
401 9th Ave NW
Watertown, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1981

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Richard Charles Tenglin, MD
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1983

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Richard J Conklin
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Richard Conklin
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology Svc

Dr.Amy Krie
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St #1000
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Avera Mckennan
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Paul Steven Johnson, MD
(605) 341-3886
13899 Morgan Ct
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1974

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Max Lynn Farver, MD
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1983

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New Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

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New Treatment Options For Breast Cancer
By Nishanth Reddy 
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Although surgery is the most effective (and hence, the most widely used) breast cancer treatment method, there are several other ways of dealing with the disease, some are more powerful than the others. These include radiation therapy, chemotherapy or hormonal therapy, each of them with their own assets and downsides.

Most of them however are used in combination with surgery for best effects, either prior to it, in order to reduce the size of the tumor or after the operation, in order to remove any remaining cancerous cells. For a better understanding of these alternative treatment methods for breast cancer, we ll take a closer look at each, explaining how they work and in what cases they might prove useful.

Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy uses powerful gamma rays (x-rays) which target the specific area that needs to be treated with high precision. Usually, radiation therapy is performed after surgery, to destroy any cancer cells that have not been removed or the ones that formed up where the tumor was removed. Although it can t be used as, a treatment on its own, radiation therapy is one of the most accepted post-surgery methods of breast conserving therapy (BCT) and has a high chance of stopping the cancer from recurring.

As with all treatments involving x-rays, there are some downsides to radiation therapy. First, in order to wipe out the cancerous cells that might have formed (or remained) in the area where the tumor was removed from, the x-rays will eventually damage some of the healthy tissue too. Although the process is highly precise, the rays cannot make a difference between cancerous and normal cells, so they burn them together.

Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy involves the administration of drugs that kill the cancer cells or stop them from growing. Most chemotherapy medications are given through an intravenous line, although some are administered in pill form. Chemotherapy is a harsh regime, which often makes people feel more ill than the illness they are suffering from; however, it has been proved very effective.

Chemotherapy is a great treatment method to use both prior and after surgery. With the help of this method, you can virtually contract the cancerous tumor before the actual surgery, making it easier and less complex to remove. In addition, chemotherapy is used in the same sense as radiation therapy after the surgical intervention, to stop the diseased cells to recur.

Chemotherapy is administered usually in cycles where each cycle consists of a period of intensive treatment that lasts for a few days or weeks followed by a week of recovery. Most patients with breast cancer have two to four cycles of chemotherapy to start with before tests are performed to see what effects it has had on the cancer.

Chemotherapy is differe...

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