Dr. Harness shares information on stage 4 breast cancer.
Stage 4 breast cancer is by definition breast cancer that has gone elsewhere in the body. In breast cancer, the kind of sites we are talking about are bone, liver, lung, brain, and occasionally into the abdominal organs. The size of the tumor can be any size. The involvement of the lymph nodes could be anywhere from none to many, but stage 4 then by definition spreads elsewhere to the body. Right now and I really emphasize right now stage 4 breast cancers probably are not curable, but because of modern chemotherapeutic agents we are having longer and longer and longer survivals in stage 4 breast cancer.
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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