Ablation Therapies Emerging As Gentler Approach To Breast Cancer
Use of ablation technology is emerging as a potentially gentler treatment option for breast cancer, and cryo and thermal ablation in particular are on the verge of regulatory approval that could lead to wider use. A growing number of physicians are already using cryotherapy for breast cancer, but without FDA clearance, reimbursement can be a difficult issue.
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