Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:00 am.
Chemotherapy is an effective way to treat and prevent the spread of breast cancer, but new research suggests it is not always necessary.
A recent study found that breast cancer has been highly over treated with chemotherapy and doctors can now confidently provide an alternative treatment known as Endocrine Therapy.
However, each patient is different with a unique set of circumstances.
Chemotherapy is necessary in advanced stages, as well as early stages when specific characteristics are present, such as spreading to the lymph nodes or other body parts.
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Posted on June 19, 2018 at 10:33 pm.
Cancer is perhaps the scariest word in the dictionary, capable of striking fear into the heart of anyone who hears it inside of a second. Part of the problem is that the minute a doctor says that word, anything that he or she says subsequently becomes a total blur. It is like the patient is trying to listen to the doctor while being underwater. That’s the reason we have a resource section on our site. This article answers questions about the procedure for a biopsy of the sentinel lymph node.
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Posted on March 2, 2018 at 4:03 am.
Humans by their very nature do not like the unknown, which might explain why one of the most frequent questions we are asked at the Texas Breast Center is what to expect regarding your lumpectomy surgery recovery.
This is something that Dr. Gorman always explains in great detail, before the operation as it is essential that our patients have the proper care and support systems in place so that they can recover quickly.
The good news is that due to advances in technology, for most women having a lumpectomy procedure there is no need for an overnight stay. Nobody likes the thought of spending time in a hospital bed, so this normally brings a great deal of relief to our patients, being able to go home to your bed, and be surrounded by your family is an excellent way to start the recovery process.
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Posted on January 31, 2018 at 7:14 pm.
We want to feature a recent study by Rufus Mark, MD, Gail Lebovic, MD, Valerie Gorman, MD, Oscar Calvo, PhD. on recent developments in Breast Cancer Treatment.
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Posted on October 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm.
New radiation option cuts time by two-thirds
By Valerie Gorman, MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon at Texas Surgical Specialists
If you receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, it can be overwhelming. You’ll have to sort through a lot of information quickly and make decisions about what treatment is best for you.
For many of my patients with early stage breast cancer, lumpectomy – removing the tumor surgically – is the recommended treatment option. But you have to have radiation after a lumpectomy. That’s part of the package.
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