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Treating breast cancer in just 5 days (video)

By The Health News Team | April 9, 2019

Maureen Lawrence is a busy mom and radiology technician. She’s had many mammograms — all normal — but the one she almost put off was the one that showed she had breast cancer.

Because Maureen’s cancer was found early, she was a candidate for a type of treatment called SAVI, which delivers radiation to the tumor site through small, flexible tubes. SAVI is finished in just five days, compared to weeks with other types of radiation treatment.

In the video above, Maureen shares her experience at Sharp Chula Vista’s Barnhart Cancer Center and offers important advice for women over 40: Don’t put off getting your mammogram.

For more information about mammography or cancer care at Sharp, visit

Some video courtesy of Cianna Medical.

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