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A 23-year-old male asked:

Hi doctor i have my sister she has a cancer in her breast and the doctors said to hair we should elemenate the breast is their another soulation ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Get Second Opinion: The surgical rx of breast cancer includes mastectomy or lumpectomy. If lumpectomy is chosen, radiation rx will be necessary, as well. The survival rates are the same for these 2 options. Therefore, most women prefer the lumpectomy. Unfortunately, some cancers are better rx'd by mastectomy. Your sister may desire a second-opinion to clarify these issues. Good luck!
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Maybe: Some early breast cancers can be treated just as effectively by surgically removing the tumor from the breast and then giving radiation therapy.
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