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Great question. Patients, particularly with early stage (stage I-II) estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, have benefited immensely from the testing you describe. Gene expression profiling … more
A: Dr. Douglas Marks: Great question. Medical oncology clinical trials can involve enhanced diagnostic testing, medical treatments and lifestyle interventions. They are often a preferred method of … more
When it comes to surgery, women face a choice between breast conservation or a mastectomy. In most cases, patients are given a choice because studies have shown survival rates to be the same for both … more
A: Dr. Shubhada Dhage: Multiple risk factors impact an individual’s risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. It is important to understand your risk, because it will be the basis … more
The age that a woman should get her first mammogram has certainly become a confusing decision. Let’s remember that today (most) doctors strive for precision and personalized therapy. Each … more
DCIS stands for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ which, in plain language, means cancer that has originated from the duct structures of the breast and has stayed “in place.” In DCIS, the cells … more
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