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
When diagnosed with breast cancer, some women faced with breast cancer will choose a mastectomy, or removal of the entire breast, believing... Read more »
You would think that a woman would put up with a lot of inconvenience if it meant she could keep her breast, rather than have it surgically... Read more »
“I want to be around to see my kids grow up. I want the most aggressive treatment possible. Never mind the lumpectomy – take it all... Read more »
When it comes to breast cancer treatment, radiation can seem like a walk in the park compared to major surgery and months of chemotherapy. For me, it... Read more »