New treatments, like wands that deliver heat, cold or even electricity, kill tumors without cutting, and spare a woman of disfiguring surgery.
Using ultrasound or MRI imaging, doctors locate and then zap tumors with a laser, liquid nitrogen or radio frequency heat.
Early research suggests the treatment is effective for small tumors.
Another treatment may help reduce or even eliminate the need for weeks of follow-up radiation after a lumpectomy.
Breast Brachytherapy places a tiny radioactive seed inside the breast at the site where the tumor once was. The treatment takes less than a week and has fewer side effects than traditional radiation therapy.