22
Aug

Hand-held tumour radar limits breast cancer relapse: New device halves the need for repeat surgery

A hand-held ‘radar’ used by NHS surgeons to detect hidden tumour cells may prevent thousands of breast cancer patients from a relapse.

The new device has halved the need for repeat surgery among women on whom it was used.

Previously patients faced an agonising wait while lab tests were carried out to discover if all cancer cells had been removed.

A hand-held ‘radar’ used by NHS surgeons to detect hidden tumour cells may prevent thousands of breast cancer patients from a relapse.

The new device has halved the need for repeat surgery among women on whom it was used.

Previously patients faced an agonising wait while lab tests were carried out to discover if all cancer cells had been removed.

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