Watch as Dr. Harness provides treatment and diagnosis facts on stage 2 breast cancer.
Stage 2 breast cancer can be any size breast cancer except the very large tumors and the lymph nodes are positive. So the difference then between stage 1 and stage 2 is primarily the spread to even one lymph node and/or you can have a larger tumor but no spread to the lymph node and that gives you stage 2.
In most stage 2 cancers it is not only involving surgery, it may involve radiation therapy, but often chemotherapy is involved with stage 2 cancer. Typically, not always, but typically chemotherapy is not involved with stage 1 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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