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Abstract # 2062 Preliminary Results in 185 Patients Treated with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation for Early-stage Breast Cancer

Presenter: Tokita, Kenneth

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Complications consisted of seroma (n=11), infection (n=7), breast pain (n=6), and breast fibrosis (n=1). All of the infections developed in patients treated with MammoSite. There was limited drainage around the catheter in 5 of these cases. After 1.5 cm rather than 1.2 cm incisions were made to facilitate drainage around the MammoSite catheter, there have been no infections. Ninety-five percent of patients have good to excellent cosmetic results using the Harvard scale. The 3-year local control, disease-free, and overall survival rates for MammoSite brachytherapy were 99%, 95%, and 99%, respectively. Similarly, the 3-year local control, disease-free, and overall survival rates for multi-catheter brachytherapy were 100%, 92%, and 100%, respectively.