Temecula Valley Hospital offers a one-day breast cancer procedure with Xoft intraoperative radiation therapy

Physicist Luke Chan of Xoft Inc. demonstrates how a breast intraoperative radiation therapy machine functions to radiate tissue after a lumpectomy to Temecula Valley Hospital health care workers who will be using the new machine. The machine radiates tissue around the site where the tumor was immediately removed in the operating room. Intraoperative radiation therapy gives the patient more quality of life as it reduces the need for frequent radiation treatments, fewer side effects and reduced costs. Temecula Valley Hospital will be providing this new procedure to patients with early stage breast cancer who qualify. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital now offers intraoperative radiation therapy for select patients with early-stage breast cancer. Breast intraoperative radiation therapy with iCAD’s Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System provides clinicians with the option to perform radiation therapy in the operating room at the time of surgery. By delivering a complete, concentrated dose of radiation at the time of lumpectomy, this treatment offers select patients an innovative alternative to traditional external beam radiation therapy with valuable benefits for patients including shorter treatment times, fewer side effects, reduced costs, added convenience and improved quality of life.Radiation oncologist Dr. Tara Washington
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