Nurse undergoes new breast cancer treatment
Aug 11, 2011
A nurse from Rockford, Illinois, did not hesitate when it came to receiving a new type of treatment for breast cancer, according to the Rockford Register Star.
Deborah Grimes was the first person to undergo this procedure locally, which consisted of combining delivery of radiation while having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. This allows for no post-surgery radiation surgery, which could extend to more than six weeks, according to the media outlet.
Grimes added that breast cancer breakthrough news is all she wants, and she doesn't mind taking part of the process.
"Right after the surgery, I wasn't in any pain - just a little discomfort," Grimes told the news source about the procedure. "Progression in health care is very important. ... It's an amazing breakthrough and was really beneficial for me."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best ways to prevent or catch the disease early is to get screened for breast cancer regularly, controlling weight and keeping up with exercising, knowing family history and limit the amount of alcohol consumed.