Research: MRIs not necessary to treat breast cancer

Research in the United Kingdom however, have found that surgeons often miss parts of the tumor despite MRI images. (AP Photo)

February 12, 2010 3:43:10 PM PST
New research finds MRIs may not be necessary to help treat breast cancer.

Doctors often use MRIs to zero in on the specific location of the tumor in order to completely remove it during surgery.

Research in the United Kingdom however, have found that surgeons often miss parts of the tumor despite MRI images.

The study is published in the "Journal Lancet."


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