New Surgical Probe Homes in on Cancer Tissues

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cancer surgery could soon become more precise and more successful.
Scientists in Australia say they have invented a probe that distinguishes between healthy and cancerous breast tissue.
The optical fiber device could make surgery more precise and help surgeons avoid removing too much healthy tissue, they say.
This new capability also means that a patient may be able to avoid future operations to remove unhealthy tissue left from the initial surgery.
Currently, 15 to 20 percent of patients who undergo breast cancer surgery need an additional procedure to remove residual cancer tissue, the researchers said.
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