Popular Treatments for Breast Cancer
In recent years, there has been an interest in exploring alternative treatments that are best used in adjunct with traditional treatments for breast cancer, not in replacement of traditional treatments. When you or a loved one are diagnosed with breast cancer, the thought can be terrifying. In my experience, the first “c-word” people fear is […]
What is a Mastectomy?
Mastectomy – a mastectomy is the removal of all breast tissue, as defined by anatomic boundaries of the breast. The most common reason for this procedure is a treatment of breast cancer, but there are other reasons that this procedure may be needed. For example, when a woman is diagnosed with a gene mutation that […]
Incredible Treatments for Breast Cancer
Treating Breast Cancer Have you recently been diagnosed with breast cancer? If you don’t already, you will soon have lots of questions about your future and the next steps. Before we discuss the stages of breast cancer and what they mean, the general treatments for breast cancer are described below: Surgery Surgical options for all […]
What Stage is My Breast Cancer?
When you are first diagnosed, your doctor will determine your “clinical stage”, which is based on a number of things. As of January 1, 2018, the biology, or receptor status of breast cancer cells, became part of staging. All breast cancers will have the receptor status determined by a pathologist, who will determine if the […]
Promising Oral Medications in Breast Cancer Treatment that Patients Are Not Taking
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. About 80% of these breast cancers are estrogen-receptor positive, meaning the tumors have estrogen receptors on their surface, and are likely to respond to hormonal therapy, also called endocrine therapy or “anti-estrogen” medications. […]
October Breast Cancer Awareness Isn’t Only For Women… Men Get Breast Cancer Too!
Since the early 1980’s, October has been known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A common misconception is that it only supports raising awareness for women. Did you know men can develop breast cancer too? In fact, approximately 1% of all breast cancers in the United States occurs in males. While 1% does not seem […]
What does “fellowship-trained Breast Surgeon” mean and why should I choose one for my care?
Have you heard the term “fellowship-trained” and always wondered what that mean? A fellowship is extended training beyond residency that a physician chooses to complete in order to sub-specialize within their field. There are many different types of fellowships in medicine that a physician can pursue depending on where their passions lie. For example, if […]