Monday, November 06, 2006

Many breast cancer patients unhappy with lumpectomy look

Many women with breast cancer choose to have an operation called a lumpectomy to avoid the need for reconstructive surgery. Yet, a new study shows many of them consider going back under the knife. Plastic surgeon Dr. Howard Wang operates on many breast cancer survivors at San Antonio's University Hospital. Some are women who have had their entire breast removed. Others have chosen a less-invasive method called a lumpectomy, where only the tumor and tissue right around it are taken out. And Wang noticed a trend. "We're seeing in our offices a lot of patients who are not very happy with the results of this," he said. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


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