Tag Archive: biopsy

Christina Applegate speaks of her breast cancer experience

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Oprah recently interviewed Christina Applegate and I was struck by her telling Oprah that before she went in for her surgery, she staged her first—and last—nude photo shoot. “I made sure that I… Continue reading

New device continuously monitors cancer growth

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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology team says it has created the first implantable device that can continuously monitor cancer growth. Surgical removal of a tissue sample, a procedure known as a biopsy, is… Continue reading

Specialist units reduce sugery stays

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THE SETTING up of specialised breast cancer units will result in shorter stays in hospital for many patients who need to undergo a mastectomy, according to new research published yesterday. The study at… Continue reading

Biopsy of recurrent breast cancer can alter treatment

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 For women with recurrent breast cancer, the treatment the doctor chooses is usually based on the properties of their original breast cancer. A group from Toronto has recently completed the world’s first study… Continue reading

Specialist Breast Centres

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Thanks to Steph at The Biopsy Report for raising a question on Specialist Breast Centres. This has become an emotive subject with the threatened closure of some breast cancer units around the country… Continue reading

Robot performs breast biopsy

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I came across this short video today from Duke University. Guided solely by 3-D ultrasound images, an autonomous robot places its biopsy needle precisely on a metallic target within a Nerf ball. You… Continue reading