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New breast cancer treatment being utilized

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.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Scotsman

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About: New breast cancer treatment being utilized

Date: 28 October 2004

Source: Scotsman

Author: Laura May


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