"Brachytherapy: One-time Treatment For Early Breast Cancer"
Kathleen DePalo was diagnosed with Stage One breast cancer In December 2017. Making lengthy, repeated trips into Manhattan for treatment wasn't a good option. Elisa Port, MD, FACS, director of the Dubin Breast Center and chief of breast surgery at The Mount Sinai Health System and Sheryl Green, MBBCh, associate professor of radiation oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai recommended another option. "Brachytherapy, or the therapy we are talking about, uses specific devices to really plant radiation directly at the source of the tumor," Dr. Green said. Dr. Port added, “The devices to deliver the radiation have been perfected and refined, and I think we are giving it at a much higher level.”
— Elisa R. Port, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Dubin Breast Center, Chief, Breast Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital
—Sheryl Green, MBBCh, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai