Other therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation may take place before or after your procedure depending on your diagnosis.
Perimeter S-Series OCT is used in the operating room to visualize margins in as little as 15 minutes.
The cancerous tissue that is removed during surgery is sent to Pathology to confirm clean margins. Results may take from 2-7 days, or longer.
If the margins are not clean, you will most likely be asked to return for another surgery. This can add weeks to your journey.
When it is confirmed that the margins are clean (negative), you will be able to continue on with the next steps in your treatment plan, putting you one step closer to getting back to doing the things you love.