The SAVI®breast brachytherapy applicator is the latest advancement in the delivery of radiation treatment for women with early-stage breast cancer. The Huntington Hospital Cancer Center is designated as a Center of Excellence in accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) for offering this advanced technology.
Breast brachytherapy – also known as internal radiation therapy – is an approach that uses radiation to treat the lumpectomy cavity and the surrounding tissue from within the breast. Brachytherapy allows our doctors to precisely deliver higher doses of radiation directly to specific areas of the body where it is needed most. Compared with the conventional form of radiation therapy that projects radiation from outside of your body, brachytherapy may cause fewer side effects than external radiation, and the overall treatment time is typically shorter.
If you have been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, you might be eligible for 5-day radiation therapy with SAVI. SAVISisters.com provides access to important information about the SAVI applicator and partial breast radiation, as well as the opportunity to learn more from the women who have already experienced treatment with SAVI.
How the SAVI® Applicator Works