New Treatment For Breast Cancer Patients 50 And Older Taking Place In Pittsburgh

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Connie Frameli has had breast cancer twice. The first time was 19 years ago. She was treated with medication, chemo and radiation. When discussing her second diagnosis, an Allegany Health Network oncologist told her about a new treatment, which includes implanting special seeds. These "seeds" are radioactive pellets that are implanted near the tumor after the lump has been removed. They gradually release radioactivity over a few weeks to the targeted area. The pellets eventually become inactive, but stay in permanently. Connie mentioned that she had virtually no pain with this process. Another plus? Her insurance paid for the majority of it. 

Read the full story from CBS Pittsburgh.

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