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A 36-year-old member asked:

My mom doesn't want to get surgery so are there any other alternatives to treat breast cancer?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
For best out come,No: You and other family members have to convince your mom to under go required surgery and chemo-radiation ( if indicated ) even possible to beat the disease ; cure with proper treatments , if necessary she may need special council ( psychiatrist help to convince to under go treatments , ) . Discuss with her doctors with her permission , for best available options.
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 24 years experience
Multimodal therapy: Breast cancer treatment is often a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. It is hard to cure early breast cancer without surgery as part of the treatment. Sometimes they can give chemotherapy before surgery to limit the extent of surgery.

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