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A doctor from the Netherlands to try new treatments for breast cancer patients using ultrasound heating in order to kill tumor cells.
Ultrasound energy will generate heat about 60 to 90 Celsius by using ultrasound technique. The resulting heat energy causes the tumor cells die and thus the cells are removed from the body, the local press from the University Medical Center (UMC) said on Tuesday (9 / 10), as released by Chinese news agency, Xinhua.
During the treatment, doctors will monitor the temperature and location of the tumor by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Compared with traditional surgery, ultrasound treatment is less drastic. Since the treatment requires only local anesthesia, the patient can go home the same day after being treated. Patients exempt from the operation, but they still have to go through radiation therapy.
In the first phase of the trial medication, the doctor uses ultrasound for the treatment of benign breast tumors to test the safety and accuracy of this technique.
Breast cancer is cancer of the breast tissue. This is the most common type of cancer suffered by women. Men also can suffered breast cancer, although less likely than 1 in 1000.
The most common treatment is with surgery and, if necessary followed by chemotherapy and radiation.
One of the breast cancer cause is reproductive factors: reproductive characteristics associated with risk of breast cancer is nuliparitas, menarche at a young age, menopause at an older age, and first pregnancy at older age. The main risk of breast cancer is age.
It is estimated, the period between the occurrence of the first period by age at first pregnancy is a window of initiation of breast cancer development. The anatomical and functional, will experience breast atrophy with age. Less than 25% of breast cancers occur in the period before the menopause, it is estimated that tumors occur long before clinical changes.
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