6 doctors weighed in:
If the breast tumor is shrinking with chemotherapy is there a need for surgery?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes-absolutely
Congratulations for responding to chemotherapy! this will make it easier for your surgeon to get clear margins.
It is important to get the entire tumor removed. If not, once the chemo is stopped the tumor may grow back and become more aggressive (i.e. Spread to other parts of body). For the best outcome (i.e. Avoid death), please adhere to the treatment by your breast cancer team.

In brief: Yes-absolutely
Congratulations for responding to chemotherapy! this will make it easier for your surgeon to get clear margins.
It is important to get the entire tumor removed. If not, once the chemo is stopped the tumor may grow back and become more aggressive (i.e. Spread to other parts of body). For the best outcome (i.e. Avoid death), please adhere to the treatment by your breast cancer team.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
Thank
Dr. Hashim Alani
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Breast tumor
May be . Discuss this important question with your oncology surgeon and don't ignore.

In brief: Breast tumor
May be . Discuss this important question with your oncology surgeon and don't ignore.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Dr. Hashim Alani
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors