Mastectomy vs Lumpectomy: How Do You Decide Which One is Right for You?
September 6, 2016•16 min
According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women. Women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer more than any other type of cancer with the exception of skin cancer. However, the good news is that the number of new cases of breast cancer has decreased from 1999 to 2006, and deaths from breast cancer have decreased every year. When a women is diagnosed with breast cancer, she may have to decide between a mastectomy and a breast conserving lumpectomy. This is a decision best made between a women and her doctor. What are some of the factors that go into making this very important decision? Listen in as Lori Medeiros, MD explains the differences to these two types of treatments and how the Rochester General Breast Center is your partner on this very personal journey.