Watch Dr. Harness share information on stage 1 breast cancer.
The definition of stage 1 breast cancer is a smaller tumor and the lymph nodes are negative. Now what do I mean by a smaller tumor? There is what is called T1 which is 2 cm in size or smaller, T2 which is up to 5 cm in size, and T3 which is greater than 5 cm in size. So it is typically then that T1 cancers and there is no spread to the lymph nodes.
Again, the chance of being cured of that type of breast cancer is quite high; certainly in excess of 85% if we look at the historical data about survival.
About Dr. Harness. M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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