Dr. Harness explains why women with inflammatory breast cancer receive chemotherapy first.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
It’s not an operable situation. We, we cannot operate on these patients. And so not only is the chemotherapy getting the cancer in the breast under control, it will help hopefully decrease the lymph nodes that are involved, and the added benefit is it’s starting to treat the whole body. Key to the treatment of all invasive cancers is remembering the whole body.
About Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness, M.D., 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.