Dr. Deanna Attai, who is on the board of directors for American Society of Breast Surgeons, stands in front of cryoablation machine at the American Society of Breast Surgeons conference

 

              Dr. Deanna Attai, who is on the board of directors for American Society of Breast Surgeons, stands in front of cryoablation machine at the American Society of Breast Surgeons conference
Dr. Deanna Attai, who is on the board of directors for American Society of Breast Surgeons, stands in front of cryoablation machine at the American Society of Breast Surgeons conference on May 1, 2013 in Chicago. The machine uses liquid nitrogen to freeze some kinds of breast cancer tumors. Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are dramatically changing the way these operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)