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Highlights from #SSO2015

Drs. Deanna Attai and Michael Cowher share their impressions from the Society of Surgical Oncology 2015 Annual Meeting, held March 25-28 in Houston. Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer: Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf started the session with an overview of neoadjuvant therapy. Neoadjuvant therapy refers to treatment prior to surgery. While traditionally this has been reserved for patients […]

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Taking Control of Your Breast Cancer Journey

Guest post by Trisha Torrey Every Patient’s Advocate As a breast cancer patient, you probably feel like you spend far more time with your doctor, or being tested or treated, than anything else you do. It can be overwhelming, scary, and exhausting, and can make you feel totally out of control of your life and […]

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Increasing Mastectomy Rates: Science vs. Personal Choice

This past weekend, I gave a talk at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting – the title of the talk was Increasing Mastectomy Rates – Science vs. Personal Choice. There is a tremendous amount of literature documenting the increasing mastectomy rates. The talk focused on women with early stage […]

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