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Tiny 'Seed' Helps Surgeons Locate Cancer too Small to be Seen or Felt

Published: May 29, 2019

A tiny "seed" is helping Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center surgeons pinpoint and remove areas of breast cancer too small to be seen or felt.

The I-125 seed is a relatively new method aimed at giving doctors more flexibility and patients like 68-year-old Shelley Whitman more comfort.

Since her tumor removal, “All my reports have come back very good,” she said. “There was no cancer in the margins. They only took one lymph node. There was no cancer in that.” 

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