Stage 1 Breast Cancer Survivors Story in Fredericksburg, VA
Breast Cancer Survivors Story: Meet Susan Colbow of Fredericksburg, VA.
Susan Colbow (pictured) was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer during her annual mammogram. Dr. Mark Macedon, her radiation oncologist, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA, suggested that she was eligible for AccuBoost; a breast conservation therapy available to early-stage breast cancer patients. Susan was a candidate for 5-day or 10-day Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI). She opted to treat her breast cancer in 5-days.
Here’s what Susan had to say about her AccuBoost radiation therapy:
“In 2015, I was diagnosed with a very early-stage breast cancer. Following my lumpectomy, the radiation oncologist [Dr. Macedon] suggested that I was a good candidate for AccuBoost.
My cancer site had been very close to the chest wall, by directly targeting the site [with AccuBoost], it lessened the chance for radiation to impact my heart and lungs.
The added convenience that it was all done in 5-days was a bonus. I worked at my job each day between treatments and had no downtime.
I am grateful that [AccuBoost] was an option for me!
Learn more about AccuBoost’s non-invasive breast cancer treatment and speak with a breast cancer doctor at Mary Washington Healthcare today.