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Hillandale Community Shrinks Breast Cancer Treatment Time

July 18, 2011

Lithonia, GA -- Breast cancer patients in Metro Atlanta’s Hillandale community now have more convenient breast cancer treatment options. Breast Surgeon April L. Speed, M.D. is the newest physician affiliated with DeKalb Medical at Hillandale to offer MammoSite®, a targeted radiation therapy that involves a higher dose administered in just five days versus 30 or more days required with traditional radiation therapy. “It allows patients to focus on treating and beating cancer! Patients have shared with me that it has allowed them to get on with their lives,” says Dr. Speed, an MD Andersen Cancer Center and Susan G. Komen for the Cure™ fellow.

To learn more about MammoSite® and the latest breast cancer treatments available, contact Dr. Speed at Hillandale Breast Surgery, 5900 Hillandale Drive, Suite 335, Lithonia, Georgia 30038 at 404.501.8045.

About DeKalb Medical at Hillandale

With more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties, DeKalb Medical combines cutting-edge technology with compassion to effectively diagnosis and treat nearly half a million patients each year. As the first planned digital hospital to open in Georgia, DeKalb Medical at Hillandale has helped usher in a new era of electronic medical records that puts information at your doctor’s fingertips for improved patient safety and outcomes. Growing with the metro-Atlanta area since 2005, our 100-bed hospital is committed to pushing beyond to excel in patient satisfaction and service. At DeKalb Medical at Hillandale, you won’t have to travel far to feel better with these nearby services: 24-hour emergency services, vascular surgery, breast surgery, uterine fibroid embolism, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, gastroenterology, general surgery, endocrinology, radiology/imaging. For more information visit www.dekalbmedical.org.

Media Contact: Tori Vogt MBA
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