Dr. Harness explains what stage zero breast cancer is.
Stage 0 is what is called in situ cancer. We use that term for all sorts of different cancers including cervical cancer and breast cancer. That means, that the cells are still confined inside the ductal system which means that there is no growth through the walls of the ductal system and all of the cancer is completely removed. A patient should have a nearly 100% chance of being cured. So, in summary then, stage 0 cancer is highly, highly curable.
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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