Recurrent Breast Cancer

How is IORT Used in the Treatment of Breast Cancer?

Jay K. Harness, M.D.: Intraoperative radiation therapy, IORT is an important and emerging form of partial breast radiation therapy being utilized in the treatment of breast cancer.…

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Post-Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer at North York General

Once your chemotherapy is completed, the medical oncologist will generally meet with you about 4 to 6 weeks after completion of your last dose of chemotherapy. That meeting is often…

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Breast Reconstruction Results

The type and timing of breast reconstruction is the patients’ personal choice. Let’s hear from an ASPS Member Surgeon to better understand the difference between the different approaches…

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Should I Have a Lumpectomy or a Mastectomy?

In women who are eligible for breast conserving treatment, I am often asked the question, gee Dr. Harness would I be better off if I had a mastectomy. Now there is an important recent…

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Who Needs Radiation Therapy After a Mastectomy?

There is a lot of controversy about who needs to get radiation after a mastectomy, particularly if they have one to three lymph nodes positive. Here is what I like to tell my patients.…

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Skin Irritation After Radiation

Coral A. Quiet: Skin irritation is a common side effect of radiation. Here are some of the tips that I talk to patients about to help them cope with this side effect.I frequently get…

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Mastectomy and Self Image

When I was diagnosed, I was 38 years old. And it certainly did come as a shock to me. I don't know if that, because I thought I was a nurse I would be immune to getting the types…

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Avon Foundation Breast Center at Johns Hopkins

You've gotten the news, you have breast cancer. Time compresses, every moment matters. We've been there. We understand how stressful it is when you're waiting for results,…

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Radiation Duration After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy & Mastectomy

Dr. Margileth: One of the advances in breast cancer that has taken place in the last 10 years or so is the concept of neoadjuvant chemotherapy or giving the therapy prior to surgery…

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Post-Mastectomy Radiation Therapy Indicators

Dr. JAY HARNESS: If you have a mastectomy, you usually do not need radiation therapy. Now there are exceptions to this and the exceptions are a little technical. One of the exceptions…

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Radiation After Mastectomy Reasons

Dr. David Margileth: When the choice for primary therapy for breast cancer is mastectomy, one of the dilemmas has been when should those patients receive post-mastectomy radiation?…

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Radiation Therapy's Effect On Skin

Dr. Margileth: The skin changes that one can see after radiation therapy actually vary quite a bit from patient to patient and quite a bit from the radiotherapy technique that was initially…

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Breast Cancer Surgery, Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy Advice - Rachel Pappas

Rachael Pappas: Hi! I am going to talk about a big subject for women who have faced breast cancer. Mastectomy v/s lumpectomy – which way to go? For me personally, I walked into my breast…

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Sweat Glands After Lymph Node Removal, How Do They Change?

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What Is Intraoperative Radiation Therapy?

Dr. AFSHIN FOROUZANNIA: Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy, otherwise known as IORT, is giving a dose of radiation at the time of surgery. There are different technologies doing this…

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Intermediate Oncotype Recurrence Score Chemotherapy Indicators

The oncotype DX test has provided us with a recurrent score that gives us a lot of information about what to do with patients, but there is a gray zone with the oncotype DX recurrent…

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