Surgery now is more effective — with fewer side effects, fewer procedures required, less recovery time and less risk.
When it comes to breast cancer, what comes after surgery or treatment can be just as important as the treatment itself.
One dose instead of many. Just days of recovery. A fraction of the cost. All of these statements describe single-dose intraoperative radiation therapy, a treatment that’s helping women with early-stage breast cancer.
As breast cancer treatment becomes more personalized, sometimes less can be more. Not all treatments are required for all patients.
If you or a family member needs surgery to treat cancer, here are five things you should consider.