” Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are dramatically changing the way these operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results.
It has led to a new specialty – “oncoplastic” surgery – combining oncology, which focuses on cancer treatment, and plastic surgery to restore appearance. ”
Read Oncoplastic Surgery: New Approaches Are Changing Breast Cancer Surgery Options, by Marilynn Marchione, May 2013
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