New Innovative Technology for Breast Cancer Recovery

Hundreds of Thousands of Women Will Be Diagnosed with Breast Cancer this Year

Innovative Technology Aims to Help Women with Recovery

While Breast Cancer Awareness Month isn’t until October, breast cancer is a topic that needs attention all-year-round, especially during the carefree summer months when people aren’t putting their health first. It impacts hundreds of thousands of people and 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

Radiation therapy has revolutionized breast cancer treatment and because of it, many women with early-stage cancer can be treated with breast-conservation surgery rather than mastectomy.

Here is what I learned in my interview with Dr. Sharla Patterson, a Breast Surgeon with NCH Physician Group in Naples. FL.

·       How has radiation therapy, breast-conserving surgery, and oncoplastic techniques revolutionized breast cancer treatment?

These techniques have been found to all three work very well together in place of a traditional mastectomy. These techniques help reduce radiation and risk. Oncoplastic surgery is a plastic surgery that treats the breast affected with cancer and helps it to feel and look more like it did before surgery by getting rid of unsightly dimples, lumps, etc.

·       What is BioZorb and how does it work?

Although breast-conserving surgery has been around for some time, recent technology, like the BioZorb marker, is helping to improve outcomes and minimize side effects. This tiny device looks like a small spiral of plastic, but is a very efficient device that is planted and basically acts like a GPS for breast cancer, ensuring more precise (and potentially shorter) radiation treatments, by targeting the cancer in the breast for radiation so other unaffected areas surrounding the targeted area aren’t hit with radiation. And thanks to new oncoplastic surgery techniques, it also helps improve the cosmetic outcomes of surgery – giving women the unprecedented opportunity to look and feel like themselves post-treatment.

  • Who can benefit from Biozorb?

This treatment is appropriate for someone who is diagnosed with breast cancer and also qualifies for breast-conserving surgery.

Learn more about this exciting new technology for fighting breast cancer, by visiting today!

 About the talent

Dr. Sharla Patterson is a breast surgeon with NCH Physician Group who received her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. After finishing medical school, Dr. Patterson completed her General Surgery residency at the University of South Alabama. From there she went on to complete her Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Patterson serves on national and state-level committees and has received numerous awards for her commitment to Breast Health.

48 thoughts on “New Innovative Technology for Breast Cancer Recovery”

  1. omydolly216075

    Hello, yeah this post is genuinely good and I have learned lot of things from it concerning blogging. thanks.

  2. It’s scary to think about this that’s why everyone should get there annually check up. I did this past few months.

  3. Christina Gould

    Wow, it’s hard to believe that 1 in 8 will have breast cancer. That’s a lot of women. Thanks for posting!

  4. My mother found a lump on her breast not to long ago so this post really helps me to buckle down and do what I need to do for myself

  5. Christy Peeples DuBois

    The medical procedures are advancing rapidly. I am glad to hear about this procedure for breast cancer. So so many are affected directly and indirectly.

  6. This is absolutely amazing! To be able to target the specific cancer areas instead of hitting both healthy and unhealthy areas is awesome. I hope this saves so many lives and helps those that have to go through radiation treatment.

  7. Gloria Luongo

    There’s hardly a family that has not in one way or another that hasn’t somehow effected by breast cancer.

  8. mary jo mosier

    I’m so glad there is new treatment here. My sister is a survivor, and it’s scary for me to imagine what she went thru.

  9. So many friends and my sister had breast cancer. I was a caregiver for my sister so I went through each step with her. Just so horrible to see what breast cancer patients endure.

  10. With the New Technology Studies are being tested on women with Breast Cancer every day. All the gathered information sounds very promising and gives women hope for a better & healthier life.

  11. Cancer is just so scary! I am glad there are so many doctors and specialists out there coming up with new ways to fight it!

  12. gloria patterson

    Made me sad but also made me happy. Lost a cousin some years back to breast cancer, maybe today we would not have lost her.

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