'Pen-Like' Tool Could Mean Fewer Surgeries for Breast Cancer Patients

A new surgical tool may ease breast cancer treatment for patients and doctors alike. The pen-like device, which uses radiofrequency to detect cancer cells, allows surgeons to remove affected tissue with more efficacy, thus eliminating the need for follow-up procedures. Dr. Keri Peterson, an internist with Lenox Hill Hospital, explains the device and weighs its pros and cons for patients.

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