Long-term research on brachytherapy?

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Question from BAM: I had brachytherapy with MammoSite in 2004. Have there been any reports of any negative side effects about this form of radiation or comparisons to external radiation?
Answers - Carol Kaplan There were no updates on the long-term efficacy or side effects of brachytherapy at this conference.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Updates From the 2008 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium featured Ruth Oratz, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Carol Kaplan, M.D. answering your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening techniques, treatment options, and more.

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