Friday, October 14, 2016
ATLANTA - A local woman is on a fast track to recovery from breast cancer thanks to a groundbreaking procedure.
Doctors at Emory University Hospital Midtown can now perform surgery and radiation in one day.
After surgeons remove a tumor, the medical team works together to use a targeted radiation machine on the problem area.
Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer talked to Anita Warrington before her surgery. She said the one-day treatment is a phenomenal option.
"I walk in, prayer each day, and ever since I have been diagnosed, I have been very relieved because I know that I'm in good hands all the way,” Warrington said.
Warrington is now recovering at home.
Now that the first surgery at the hospital was a success, doctors have more of the procedures scheduled for the next few weeks.
The treatment is only available to women in early stages of cancer or with slow-growing tumors.