Ally Schmidt
Customized Technology Solutions in Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

Breast cancer remains a significant health concern worldwide. Customized technology solutions are now at the forefront of breast cancer detection and treatment, offering tailored approaches to improve outcomes for patients. In this blog, we'll explore how custom technology and platforms are revolutionizing breast cancer care.

Custom Detection & Tailored Screening

Custom detection technologies are used for screening and imaging for diagnosing and analyzing progress. We are now accustomed to tailored screening. This includes customized screening plans that are emerging. The screening plans consider individual risk factors and preferences. Digital 3D mammography and advanced ultrasound are utilized based on a person's breast density and history. This approach enhances early detection while reducing unnecessary interventions. Personalized molecular imaging techniques, like PET and SPECT scans, provide in-depth insights into the unique characteristics of a patient's cancer. These technologies guide treatment decisions and monitor responses.

Customized Treatment

Today science and technology are able to work together to create customized treatment technologies. Targeted therapies take your personalized genetic and molecular profiling to inform treatment choices. Custom-targeted therapies, such as Herceptin and CDK4/6 inhibitors, attack specific cancer types to be the most effective while minimizing negative side effects. Immunotherapy is harnessed based on individual immune system profiles. Immune checkpoint inhibitors, like Pembrolizumab, are used selectively, increasing the effectiveness of these treatments. Minimally invasive surgery is now very popular and common for all surgeries. These customized surgical approaches, like lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy, reduce the extent of invasive procedures, improving aesthetics and recovery times. Precision radiation therapy are advanced radiation techniques, such as IMRT and proton therapy, that are tailored to the patient's tumor location, minimizing damage and side effects. Personalized Medicine is not just a customized pharmaceutical plan. It also includes genetic tests like BRCA analysis that enable personalized treatment planning, ensuring that therapies align with a patient's genetic makeup for improved outcomes.

But Why?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it affects 13% of women and >1% of men. It's important to keep your health in check! If you haven't done so yet this year, perhaps it's time to conduct a self-exam or talk to your doctor/family to understand your risk for breast cancer.

Customized technology solutions are at the heart of the modern breast cancer care paradigm. Personalized screening and treatment plans, guided by advanced diagnostics and genetic profiling, are transforming breast cancer management. As technology continues to evolve, personalized approaches promise to enhance the detection and treatment of breast cancer, ultimately improving patient experiences and outcomes.