Breast Cancer Patients Often Have More Options Than They Realize

  According to Dr. Jessica L. Vinsant, MD, a General Surgeon with Premier Surgical Associates’ Tennova North Knoxville office, many women are often surprised when they discuss their options for treating breast cancer. “Women have a lot of more options than they realize about what they want to do when it comes to breast cancer […]

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Surgical options for breast cancer

In the future, breast cancer treatment will involve a more thorough understanding of each type of tumor and the type or treatment to which it will respond.

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Personal Preference is Key when Debating Partial vs. Full Mastectomy

Approximately 75 % of women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer are candidates for either mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery (also called a partial mastectomy.)   Mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast, while breast-conserving surgery removes the cancerous tumor and part of the surrounding breast tissue. Breast-conserving surgery is usually followed by radiation therapy.

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Under 40 with Early-stage Breast Cancer? You Have Options.

Until recently, conventional wisdom has held that a woman under age 40 diagnosed with breast cancer needs a mastectomy. Recent studies and my personal experience suggest we need to revisit that belief.

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Early Detection Key to Breast Cancer Survival

From Knoxville News Sentinel By Mitch Moore If anyone doubts the role that early detection plays in fighting breast cancer, examining the correlation between tumor size and survival rates may help drive home the importance of regular screenings. According to Dr. Sandra Hesser, of Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, noninvasive Stage 0 and Stage […]

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