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"Ask Mount Sinai: What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer Treatment" -Sheila Dougherty

  • Metro NY
  • New York, NY
  • (October 15, 2018)

Jamie Alberty, MD, a surgical breast oncologist at the Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at The Mount Sinai Hospital, helps separate fact from fiction about breast cancer treatment. “Most patients diagnosed with breast cancer will be able to choose between a lumpectomy and a mastectomy. Both are equally effective in terms of how well patients do in the long run. Some women, unfortunately, will not be candidates for a lumpectomy if, for example, their cancer is too big or if they have more than one cancer in the breast.”  He added, “It’s important for patients to get regular physical examinations from their doctors, especially after undergoing a mastectomy. Your doctor will let you know how often to get examined.”

- J. Jaime Alberty-Oller, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Surgical Breast Oncologist, The Dubin Breast Center, Tisch Cancer Institute, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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