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When would patients with invasive cancers be advised to have a mastectomy rather than a lumpectomy?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Multicentric CA, etc

Breast cancers sometimes arise from multiple different areas in the same breast, called multicentric growth.
In these cases, mastectomy is necessary. A second reason is if a woman has the brca mutation, in which case her risk of a second breast cancer down the road is so high that she may opt for bilateral mastectomy.

In brief: Multicentric CA, etc

Breast cancers sometimes arise from multiple different areas in the same breast, called multicentric growth.
In these cases, mastectomy is necessary. A second reason is if a woman has the brca mutation, in which case her risk of a second breast cancer down the road is so high that she may opt for bilateral mastectomy.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Cannot have RT

Women who opt for lumpectomy for breast cancer treatment must then have radiation therapy.
There are certain connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma that prevent one from having rt. Furthermore, when diagnosed during pregnancy, it is usually advisable to avoid rt.

In brief: Cannot have RT

Women who opt for lumpectomy for breast cancer treatment must then have radiation therapy.
There are certain connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma that prevent one from having rt. Furthermore, when diagnosed during pregnancy, it is usually advisable to avoid rt.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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