Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Breast cancer surgery during your lunch break

A new machine that cuts out tumours within minutes means women can have surgery to remove lumps from their breasts in a lunch hour. The high-tech equipment slices up tissue into tiny pieces and then vacuums it out of the body. All that's left is a four-millimetre wound which heals quickly and leaves no scar. The new procedure, which is being trialled at the Princess Grace Hospital in London, is expected to transform breast surgery for thousands of women.
At the moment, it is only being used on benign tumours, but doctors hope to extend its use to malignant growths. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


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