"Women find that the Mammotome biopsy is easier on them than open surgery," said Michelle Roberson, MD, radiologist at Central Carolina Hospital.
"Although most biopsies are benign, early detection is so crucial.It is to the benefit of the community that Central Carolina Hospital
can now offer an attractive alternative to surgical biopsy."
More than 1 million breast biopsies are performed each year in the US, of which, approximately eight out of ten result in a benign (non-cancerous) finding.
According to a survey by Roper Starch sponsored by the National Alliance for Breast Cancer Organizations
(NABCO) and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
, a Johnson & Johnson company and the manufacturer of the Mammotome, most women do not know that they have biopsy options.
...Michelle Roberson, MD received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her radiology residency and a breast imaging fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia.
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