Surgical Oncology News

This section features a sampling of news related to surgical oncology from the popular press, from press releases received, or SSO news directly pertinent to SSO members.

Northwestern Medicine Uses new Minimally Invasive Technique for Melanoma

Author: Digital Journal
Date:
Aug 26, 2013

Surgical Oncologists are now using Laparoscopic procedure to remove lymph nodes, cutting chance of infection and reducing recovery time in half.

At first, Krista Easom figured the little red bump on her foot was nothing more than a blister. It didn't hurt, but after a couple months, it didn't go away either.  She booked an appointment with a dermatologist to have it removed. She wasn't worried. Easom, a 24-year-old law school student from New Jersey, was healthy, had no family history of cancer and was getting ready to enjoy some time in her newly adopted city of Chicago. That's when she received the results from her dermatologist, who removed a part of the blister and had it tested.

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