Surgery forms a part of nearly every patient's treatment for breast cancer. The initial surgical intervention is often a lumpectomy, the removal of the tumor itself. In the past, mastectomy (the removal of the breast) was the standard treatment for nearly all breast cancers. Now, many patients with early-stage cancers can choose breast-conserving treatment, or lumpectomy followed by radiation, with or without chemotherapy.
For invasive breast cancer, studies indicate that lumpectomy or...Read more
An article in today's Washington Post, "Choosing Radical Cancer Surgery," focuses on the increasing predilection of women with breast... Read more »
Sometimes plans change. I have been following the recent news about a study from Duke University that a lumpectomy with radiation might... Read more »
I read with great interest yesterday's front page Washington Post article about the increase in women opting for double mastectomies when... Read more »
Despite the tag-teaming of breast surgeons and plastic surgeons, and despite the fact that there were no surgical complications, my... Read more »