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Can you explain what combined modality treatment for breast cancer is?
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Combined Tx
Combined modality refers to treating breast cancer with surgery, chemo and/or radiation.

In brief: Combined Tx
Combined modality refers to treating breast cancer with surgery, chemo and/or radiation.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: Surgery, Chemo-, RT.
Breast cancer is best treated by a combination of the above 3 treatment modalities.
Surgery is usually the first line of treatment, either mastectomy or lumpectomy. If a lumpectomy is performed, radiation therapy is always indicated, and sometimes even recommended after mastectomy. Chemotherapy is used to treat some breast cancers, depending upon the stage; this may include a pill and/or IV rx.

In brief: Surgery, Chemo-, RT.
Breast cancer is best treated by a combination of the above 3 treatment modalities.
Surgery is usually the first line of treatment, either mastectomy or lumpectomy. If a lumpectomy is performed, radiation therapy is always indicated, and sometimes even recommended after mastectomy. Chemotherapy is used to treat some breast cancers, depending upon the stage; this may include a pill and/or IV rx.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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