Medical News Summary: New breast cancer treatment being utilized


About: New breast cancer treatment being utilized
Date: 28 October 2004
Source: Scotsman
Author: Laura May
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Scotsman): UK doctors have found an alternative way to treat breast cancer. Traditionally, treatment involved removing as many as 30 lymph nodes to ensure cancer doesn’t spread. 80% of women undergoing this procedure suffered from swelling, shoulder stiffness and pain. New treatment involves using a radioactive dye to locate the main node and only this one is removed. The new treatment was virtually without side effects and recovery was much quicker.
Related Disease Topics: Breast cancer
Related Symptom Topics: Swelling, shoulder stiffness, pain

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