Advancements in screenings allow for early detection of breast cancer. Add to this all the new treatment therapies available, and it improves the outlook for many breast cancer patients. As breast cancer patients fare better and live longer, it is more important than ever that their quality of life be high. How they feel about themselves and their bodies is important.
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For breast cancer patients who wish to have breast-saving therapy, oncoplastic surgery may be a treatment option. It can help patients for whom traditional lumpectomy may not be able to provide a cosmetic result without a deformity, asymmetry or a smaller breast.
In this video, Stephanie Valente, DO, discuses oncoplastic surgery and answers common questions patients have, including how oncoplastic surgery works, its benefits and risks, who it’s best suited for, and what doctors perform this procedure.