Listen as Dr. Harness shares treatment and diagnosis facts on stage 3 breast cancer.
Stage 3 breast cancers than is typically the larger tumors; usually 5 cm in size or greater. An exception to that is that if there are large number of lymph nodes that have involved by metastatic cancer, a patient could be classified as stage 3 breast cancer and with stage 3 there is no question the patients all receive chemotherapy and then many of them also receive radiation therapy in addition to whatever the appropriate surgical treatment is.
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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