Surgery is often the first choice as a breast cancer treatment. There are two main types of surgery in this case, a lumpectomy and a mastectomy. Sometimes the nature of the cancer determines which type of surgery is appropriate, but in other instances the decision is up to the patient. Several considerations must be made, including the radiation that often accompanies a lumpectomy or body image after a mastectomy.
When you hear the words “You have cancer,” your life changes – instantly.All of a sudden, you’ve crossed a line: the “cancer divide.” You’ve joined the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are battling this wretched disease.Some of us live; some of us die. And all of us are marked by the experience for…