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what is the most advanced and least invasive breast cancer surgery?

By Anonymous May 14, 2009 - 9:03am
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I am considering surgery for what appears to be breast cancer from mamogram and ultra sound. there are 7 tiny spots in one area. what is the latest in surgical techniques and where and who are practicing them?

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Anon, here are some resources for you that explain various types of breast cancer surgeries, how invasive they are, and in some cases how doctors and patients go about deciding which to use. (It depends on the kind of breast cancer and the stage of breast cancer, in addition to your surgeon's advice and your preferences).

Where are you in the country? There are many outstanding cancer treatment hospitals and we could start by looking in the region where you live.

Here is the Mayo Clinic's page on their breast cancer treatment programs. They have clinics in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota:


Here is the National Cancer Institute's explanation of breast-sparing surgeries:


Here is the Cancer Treatment Centers of America's page on their four types of surgeries:


Here is the University of Texas M.D. Anderson's home page on breast cancer treatments; they have many links down the side:


This might also be helpful: It is U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the best cancer hospitals nationwide (M.D. Anderson is ranked as No. 1):


Please let me know if this has been a help to you, and if there's more information you can give us.

May 14, 2009 - 10:09am

Hi, Anon. Welcome to EmpowHer. I'm so glad you found us.

Dealing with the possibility of breast cancer is scary and difficult. I am glad that you're seeking the latest and best information, and want to help you find it.

Can you tell us a little more?

Where are the spots, exactly, in your breast(s)? Are they showing up in different areas, or are they clustered together?

How old are you?

Do you have any family history of breast cancer?

I'll do some research while waiting for you to get back to us with this information, and perhaps we can submit your question to one of our experts in the field.

May 14, 2009 - 9:53am
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