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New breast cancer technique to provide better chance of total tumor removal

 Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed, a surgeon at Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital who comes from an Emirati/Bahraini background, is one of a handful of UAE surgeons with knowledge of a brand-new technique to exactly pinpoint non-palpable breast tumors via the use of a new subcutaneous radar reflector.

The size of a grain of rice, the reflector is placed under the skin via a small needle and helps to more accurately locate the cancerous growth and its depth under the skin, meaning the surgery only removes what’s necessary from the breast.

Not only is the new technology more effective in increasing the chances of complete cancer removal, but is less invasive and its accuracy reduces the chance of second surgery and any associated delays in follow-on, life-saving treatment, such as radiation therapy. Another advantage is that a more focused, concentrated surgical incision provides a more positive post-surgery cosmetic outcome for the patient.

The US board-certified surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) has earned a reputation as an innovative leader, specializing in non-invasive cancer surgeries for women, and is one of few surgeons in the whole UAE licensed to use the new technology, which was created by an American company, Cianna Medical.

Dr. Almahmeed, said: “I am delighted to be able to offer this revolutionary new medical technique to women here in the UAE. Throughout my career I have always strived to adopt the latest global best practices, technologies, and methods to help my patients increase their survival chances.

“This state-of-the-art new reflector offers cancer sufferers a real advantage – not only does it allow for more effective surgical intervention in terms of tumor location and removal, but any procedure that reduces time between breast surgery and radiation treatment can make a tangible difference to people’s recovery,” she adds.