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Just like any other part of your body, your breasts change over the course of your lifetime. Knowing what is “normal” for your breasts is crucial for your overall health.
Most changes in your breasts are no cause for concern. However, some changes may require medical attention.
Services We Provide
Our Women’s Centers offer a wide array of services and preventive health screenings to help keep your breasts healthy for life.
Magnetic Guide Implant – New technology for tumor removal
In an effort to push towards breast conservation during breast cancer surgery, Sentimag is a new technology which uses a magnetic seed implanted in the tumor in advance of surgery which allows surgeons to target and remove the tumor with more accuracy, leaving the remaining breast intact. Traditionally, breast cancer localization was based on the radiologist placing a wire near the lesion on the morning of surgery to locate the tissue to be removed. We are now able to use wireless technology with a small magnet in the tumor that allows the surgeon to locate the tumor without wires sticking out of the breast
This provides freedom for the patient if the surgery has to be done within hours or days of the initial procedure, due to scheduling restrictions. This allows the localization procedure to occur days or even weeks before the surgery, making the experience more convenient and efficient for the patient. The patient does not have to worry about wire migration, wires dislodged or movement before surgery. Wireless technology decreases that risk and improves the accuracy of localization. Using wireless technology decreases re-excision rates and allows the surgeon a more accurate assessment of the lesion location, before and during surgery.
- Breast Lesion Localization – Marks target tissue for accurate removal
- Targeted Axillary Dissection (TAD) – Mark clipped nodes for easy removal at time of sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Improve Accuracy – seed implant reduces re-excision
- Better Patient Experience
- Simplified Treatment
- Ultrasound and X-ray visible
For more information please discuss with your health provider
Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer or your risk of breast cancer. By choosing a Hidden Scar approach, your incision is placed in a location that is hard to see, so your scar is not visible when it heals. Women who decide Hidden Scar is right for them do not have a higher risk of cancer recurrence than patients who undergo a traditional technique.
The Hidden Scar approach can be performed for both a mastectomy and lumpectomy. In a Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy, all of the breast tissue is removed, but the nipple and skin are not. In a Hidden Scar Lumpectomy, the tumor and a small portion of healthy tissue surrounding the tumor (margin) are removed. The majority of breast tissue, breast skin, and nipple are preserved. Both approaches leaving you with a less visible scar.
To find out if you qualify for this approach, please reach out to your surgeon.
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