Scientists at Ice-Cure Medical Company (New Jersey, USA) have announced a special technique that allows the removal of breast cancer cells without surgery.
According to United with Israel, this is called minimally invasive technique , applied to patients with stage 1 or 2 breast cancer with tumors less than 1.5cm.
The doctors put a supercooled metal head inside the patient's chest. This device immediately freezes the tumor and destroys malignant cells. Meanwhile, healthy cells are not compromised.
The process of implementing this technique only takes place in a very short time, about 20-30 minutes.
"For the first time in history, there has been a method of treating cancer without resorting to surgery. Just insert the needle, freeze the tumor in a few minutes. Ms. Elisabeth Sadka - Deputy Director of Quality Management Ire Cure said.
The trial was conducted at 18 clinics in the US, including 146 patients with early breast cancer. The result is only 1 patient relapse, ie less than 1%.
76% of patients returned to normal activity after 48 hours from treatment, 95% of patients were satisfied with the cosmetic results.
This method does not change the shape of the breast size, allowing rapid recovery without scarring as surgical removal of the tumor.
Currently the method has been clinically tested in Israel, the US and Japan with recurrence rates below 1%.
The cost for one treatment is about 4,000 USD (nearly 100 million VND), only 1/3 of the cost of a mastectomy.
Dr. Shlomo Israelit, Director of Elisha Hospital, is proud that the hospital is the first place to treat benign breast tumors and cancer tumors using this method instead of having surgery.