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.
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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