Several revolutionary new technologies, which promise to make breast cancer surgery more safe, accurate and convenient, are now being offered by the Breast Cancer Care Clinic at Morrison Community Hospital. MCH is one of the first hospitals in western Illinois and eastern Iowa to offer these incredible services.
“The Sentimag® system, along with the Magseed® marker and Magtrace® lymphatic tracer, has been designed to help surgeons locate, stage, and remove breast cancers with confidence,” explained Mick Welding, Marketing Director for Morrison Community Hospital. “These technologies use magnetic sensing to detect cancer with millimeter precision. It’s painless for the patient and eliminates the need for nuclear medicine and radiation exposure, with the added benefit of lower-cost procedures.” The Magseed® marker and Magtrace® tracer can be placed at the same time in an outpatient setting, eliminating the need for radiology services and nuclear medicine appointments.
“Operating with the Sentimag® platform is clinically proven to be more accurate than traditional methods,” added Welding. “When the cancer is removed, the surgeon only takes the damaged tissue and is much more likely to remove all the cancer at once. This reduces time spent in the hospital, allowing you to get back to your everyday life much more quickly.”
While over 130,000 women in over 40 countries have been treated with the Sentimag® system, MCH is the only hospital in western Illinois and eastern Iowa to offer it. “With the addition of Dr. James Olney here at MCH, we’ve greatly improved our ability to detect and treat potential breast cancers,” said Welding. “We’ve enhanced the assessment and diagnostic intervention, which can now be performed in an outpatient setting without radiation exposure. Our surgical team has over 25 years of experience treating women in our area.”
To make an appointment with the Breast Cancer Care Clinic at MCH, call 815-772-5511. To learn more about how the Sentimag® system works with Magseed® and Magtrace®, please contact:
Morrison Community Hospital
303 North Jackson Street
Morrison, IL 61270