Contura® Balloon Catheter

Another option for women needing partial breast irradiation after their lumpectomy is the Contura® balloon. The innovative design of the Contura balloon allows the doctor to fill the empty space left by the lumpectomy procedure.

Contura's radiation balloon creates a vacuum to conform and adhere closely to the lumpectomy site. A targeted radiation dose will then be administered only where it is needed in the breast, sparing exposure to otherwise normal breast tissue. Again, as with other forms of breast brachytherapy, treatment time is reduced to just five days instead of over six weeks.

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To learn more about radiation oncology at Scottsdale Healthcare, please contact our Cancer Care Coordinators by calling 480-323-1255 (toll free 1-877-273-3639) or emailing