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TMC designated 'Center For Hidden Scar'

Posted at 6:26 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 21:26:05-04

Tucson Medical Center has been recognized for its approach to treating breast cancer and was designated a Center For Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery.

TMC is among the first in Southern Arizona to perform this minimally invasive approach to surgery.

Michele Boyce Ley, Medical Director of TMC’s Breast Health Program said, “for many women, scars do matter, and they are looking for an approach that not only offers the best clinical outcomes but provides the best aesthetic outcome as well."

Surgeons remove the cancerous tissue through a single incision and that helps reduce visible scarring and helps preserve the natural shape of the breast.

Experts say patients aren't at a higher risk of cancer recurrence than patients who undergo traditional surgery.