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Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

Surgical oncologist, Dr. Kristine Calhoun, talks about the surgical options for breast cancer patients. Generally, most patients will have surgery as part of their breast cancer treatment. Dr. Calhoun breaks down treatment options into two parts -- how to treat the breast (lumpectomy or mastectomy), and treatment of the lymph nodes. She also discusses the different types of lumpectomies and mastectomies and briefly touches on the rates of recurrence post-treatment. .

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