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May 2013
Prone Breast Care Treatment Begins

The Trumbull Radiation Oncology Center, 5520 Park Avenue, now offers breast cancer patients prone care. Prone treatments deliver radiation to patients while lying on their stomach instead of their back, the position for standard treatments. Among the advantages:

  • Heart and lungs are out of the radiation fields, sparing healthy tissue
  • Radiation doses are more evenly delivered
  • Breast folds and creases are eliminated, reducing skin-related side effects

The extent of the breast cancer and position of the heart and lungs in relation to the treatment field may make prone treatments unsuitable for some women. Each case is reviewed to determine the right treatment and each plan is customized to deliver targeted doses.

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