Considering Robotic Surgery For Breast Cancer? Proceed With Caution, FDA Says
Though the FDA has approved robotic assisted surgery for many procedures, the US agency cautions that safety and efficacy of the technology has not been well-established for cancer-related surgeries, particularly mastectomies.
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