Cryoablation for Fibroadenomas & Breast Cancer

1 August 2016 Some patients with benign breast fibroadenomas are candidates for a non-surgical therapy called cryoablation. This involves freezing the benign lump within the breast, and the mass reabsorbs without the need for surgical removal. The in-office procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and usually takes about 15 minutes. Ideal candidates are patients who have fibroadenomas less than 2cm in…

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Women Have New Options for Breast Cancer Surgery

24 October 2013 Many advances have been made in the area of breast cancer surgery. Up until the 1970’s, the only option available was a radical mastectomy, which involved removal of the entire breast, the pectorals muscle over the ribs, and a large number of lymph nodes. Subsequent studies have proven that more surgery is not necessarily better, and a…

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