How This New Technology is Simplifying Breast Cancer Surgery


In this video from Lee Health, Breast Surgeon Dr. Rie Aihara, talks about simplifying breast cancer surgery, and a pioneering new technology which allows surgeons to be able to listen as well as look for tumors during an operation.

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As more cases of breast cancer are caught earlier and earlier, doctors are faced with the difficult job of trying to locate small masses of cancerous cells. They’d use either a mammogram or ultrasound to try and pinpoint the mass prior to surgery, a process that could take hours and be extremely uncomfortable for the patient. The new localization technique uses a marker chip which emits a sound that can be picked up, therefore making it much easier to locate the cancerous mass.

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