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
One of the most irritating things about breast cancer is the lack of certainty around treatment. I mean, you break your leg, you go to the... Read more »
A recent study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine indicates that older women (defined as over age 65) who’ve had... 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 »
Many survivors of breast cancer report having decreased sexual desire and drive. There are often several possible causes of diminished sex drive in... Read more »