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Women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are increasingly choosing breast conservation therapy - lumpectomy followed by several weeks of daily whole breast irradiation - over mastectomy. But because the vast majority of cancer recurs at or near the lumpectomy cavity, there has been a shift toward more localized radiation. The Strut-Adjusted Volume Implant from Cianna Medical Inc. is a form of accelerated partial breast irradiation that combines tissue-sparing dosimetry with a single-entry device. Once inserted, the multi-catheter device expands to reveal numerous treatment pathways.

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