UT Southwestern Breast Cancer Radiation Oncology program video.
at UT Southwestern. We specialize in delivering cutting edge treatments and radiation for breast cancer patients are going to be getting a multidisciplinary treatment with world renowned research. We specialize in stereotype Actiq partial breast irradiation. We are minimizing the number of treatments and we're also minimizing the amount of tissue that is being irradiated, such as the lungs and the heart. We have a cardiac sparing program to further reduce any potential side effects to the heart. We have two machines that we can offer these treatments on the cyber knife that can track the patient's breathing during treatment. To help us minimize the amount of tissue that we're irradiating. The other machine is called the gama pod. We are the second institution to have the gamma pod in the world. We are able to immobilize the breast to try to minimize the amount of tissue that were radiating. We're one of the first institutions to offer extremely short courses of radiation what we call hypo fraction ation One of the main benefits is the convenience for the patient so that people can get back to their normal activity on a daily basis. We are also involved with translational research that may further improve the outcomes of our patients. We want people to come here and feel that they matter and that their team members are caring for them so that they can get through these really difficult times in their life. That's what keeps all of us doing what we're doing and we hope to offer that type of care to every person that comes here