AccuBoost – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Top Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Why would a patient choose Breast Conservation Therapy (BCT)?
Why is a "boost" dose necessary with External Beam Radiation Therapy?
How will I decide between Accelerated Treatment (APBI) and External Beam Radiation Therapy?
Learn more about the AccuBoost for APBI or Boost here.
Why might AccuBoost Treatment be the right choice?
What makes the AccuBoost Technique different from other Boost or APBI delivery techniques?
Is it safe for me to be around my loved ones throughout my course of treatment?
Will health insurance cover the cost?
Is the AccuBoost breast cancer treatment going to hurt?
Will I be able to drive after my treatment?
Is there anything going into my breast?
How long will my treatment take each day?
How many days will I be treated with AccuBoost?
Can I continue to work during treatment?
Will I get a skin reaction?
It is important for patients to be their own advocates and discuss any concerns with your radiation oncologist to potential skin reactions or related side effects.
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