You’re not in this alone. Other women have successfully treated their breast cancer with single-dose TARGIT-IORT in just one-day.
My initial reaction to it all was just shock. I couldn’t believe that it was happening to me. I found out after my annual mammogram that something was amiss. Then after a biopsy, I got the call that I had early-stage breast cancer.
The most difficult part is knowing that you have breast cancer and out of nowhere. The other thing is telling my family, I lost my mom to cancer, not breast cancer. It’s just such a scary thought, just so scary, but once there was a plan, then it just made everything so much easier just to walk through the plan.
My options were radiotherapy six to eight weeks after I had healed from this surgery or to have IORT and that just seemed to me to make the most sense because I was being treated right away at the time of surgery, which seemed earth-shattering in a way that I could have IORT inside me right away.
There was no pain. There was nothing afterwards and it lessened my treatment, having to go every day for six to eight weeks.