Recent developments in cancer research hailing from Australia bring hope for the future and the treatment of breast cancer suffers. Scientists have suggested that they may have found a way to encourage the body to re-grow after treatments such as a mastectomy.
Human trials are set to begin within the next three to six months and if successful could replace breast implants or reconstructions. Despite researchers expecting it to take at least three years before the technique is fully developed it is positive and exciting news to women all over the globe.
According to The Guardian ‘the procedure involves inserting a biodegradable chamber into the woman’s chest, contoured to match her natural breast shape and containing stem cells from her own fat tissue. These cells will divide and grow to recreate the permanent fat found in breasts’.
In the future the impact of this development will hopefully reach much further than to those battling breast cancer.
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