News-Medical.net - Dr. Elisa Port “Seed Localization Improves Satisfaction Of Breast Cancer Patients”

 – February 6, 2013  –– 

A cutting-edge procedure called seed localization is improving patient satisfaction at The Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. In patients undergoing lumpectomy for cancers that are small and cannot be felt in the breast, a tiny radioactive seed is guided into the breast and implanted at the site of the tumor. The seed allows surgeons to better target and remove small breast tumors. This procedure is only available at a few centers in the country since its implementation involves significant coordination between a specialized team of breast surgeons and OR personnel, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and pathologists. "Thankfully, with mammography and our advanced imaging techniques we are picking up tumors that are smaller and earlier than ever before," said Elisa Port, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery and Co-Director of the Dubin Breast Center. Learn more