Kitty, it is called "Brachytherapy". I call it "dose dense" rads. I Knew about it, prior to having rads, two years ago, but my rad onc didn't do it. It was really new. I almost chose not to have rads, because I was going for mastectomy and recon. I had already had a lumpectomy, with unclean margins. Anyway, my rad onc told me that I should have the rads, even though I was having mastectomy, as it would keep it from coming back in the skin. I am so thankful, now, that I did it...esp after seeing the studies.
Skyy, I agree with you. I initially wanted mastectomy and asked for one...but I let my doc talk me into lumpectomy. Had to have the mastectomy, anyway...so I had one needless surgery. Always go with your gut instinct. Many women don't feel this way, but I feel the mastectomy is the best choice. Good luck in making your decision.
Breast cancer has become an epidemic. After all of the these years and billions of dollars donated for research...WHERE IS THE CURE???