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Making Breast Cancer Surgery Easier For Patients
In seeking a more compassionate and precise approach to breast cancer tumor localization, the Daytona Breast Center has adopted the SCOUT wire-free radar localization system. Radar has been used for decades when precision is vital to success. It is an efficient and precise approach to localization and surgical guidance and helps surgeons remove tumors with greater confidence.
Prior to SCOUT, the most common approach for localizing breast tumors was wire localization. With wire localization, a radiologist would place a thin, hooked wire through the skin to the tumor location. The surgeon would then use the wire to locate the tumor for removal. This procedure would be done on the day of surgery; because the time between the wire placement and surgery can be several hours, this added procedure can be the cause of added worry, discomfort and a long day of surgery for patients.
The SCOUT Radar Localization system is a game changing technology which is both FDA cleared and CE Marked and has been featured in over 45 clinical publications. The system uses a zero-radiation approach to localizing breast tumors, biopsy sites and lymph nodes and has been clinically proven in multiple studies. SCOUT uses a unique radar signal to detect a tiny reflector—the size of a grain of rice—that can be placed at any time during the course of treatment and at the patients’ convenience. It is uniquely suited for placement at time of biopsy for highly suspicious lesions.
During the surgical procedure, the surgeon scans the breast using the SCOUT Guide to locate the reflector precisely and efficiently to within 1mm of accuracy. The ability to precisely locate tumors increases the probability of complete cancer removal and reduces the likelihood of needing follow-up surgeries—a huge advantage for early-state breast cancer patients. In addition, the ability to strategically plan the incision may result in better cosmetic outcomes.
For patients who require neoadjuvant therapy prior to surgery, SCOUT is used to effectively localize the tumor and lymph nodes before the therapy starts. As the tumor shrinks, SCOUT will still accurately pinpoint the location for removal when it is time for surgery. Since the SCOUT reflector does not leave an artifact on imaging studies, it can be used with any type of imaging over the course of a patient’s care.
To learn more about compassionate breast cancer care at the Daytona Breast Center and to see if SCOUT wire-free radar localization is right for you, please call 386.274.0250.
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Some cancers can be hereditary in nature. This can impact care and surgical options, as well as affect other family members. We perform genetic evaluation and testing to indicated patients to determine if there is a gene that is affected in order to be able to tailor adequate treatment options.
Some women and men can face breast problems at different stages in life. Not all breast problems are alike. Most problems are benign in nature, but still require additional intervention and/or treatment options.
Male breast cancer is less common than female breast cancers. They are usually treated at a more advanced stage than female breast cancers as well. Male breast cancers are on the rise, which may be attributed to hormonal effects from obesity and it is usually estrogen receptor positive. Certain genetic syndromes can also contribute. It is important to know that treatment options for male breast cancers are similar to female breast cancers.
Breast cancer can be an overwhelming diagnosis. There are multiple treatment options tailored to the diagnosis and presentation for each patient. Treatment is delivered in a multidisciplinary team approach which includes: breast surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, nurse navigator, genetics counselor, plastic surgeon, and physical therapists among others.
This is a method to treat the breast in which the cancer has been removed with the convenience of being administered at the same time of surgery in a matter of minutes.
This is a method to treat the breast in which the cancer has been removed. This is delivered via a shorter course of treatment. Short-term results show similar effectiveness and safety.
This type of radiation therapy treats all remaining breast tissue after lumpectomy and is delivered in daily doses over a few weeks.