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Women who undergo mastectomy for breast cancer may soon be able to play a more active role in their recovery. An implanted tissue expansion system from AirXpanders Inc. uses compressed carbon dioxide to stretch existing tissue in preparation for a permanent breast implant. The patient is also given an external handheld dose controller that releases small amounts of CO2 into the tissue expander, up to three times daily for about two weeks.

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