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If you need breast cancer surgery, radioactive seed localization (RSL) can help your surgeon precisely locate and remove your breast tumor, while helping to spare healthy tissue.
Experts at the Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program are pioneering the use of RSL for breast cancer surgery because it:
One to five days before your scheduled breast surgery, you will have your RSL procedure at the Magee-Womens Breast Center.
The low radioactivity of the seed is not a hazard to you or others around you, so you can resume normal activities.
You will have your scheduled surgery up to five days after the RSL procedure.
During surgery, your surgeon will: