Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions: Personal Choice Is Key

November 13, 2014 3:22 PM

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. When a woman is diagnosed with this disease, one of the most difficult decisions she may face is how to treat it, for medical considerations are only part of the equation. Because of advances in imaging and surgery techniques, this type of cancer is one of few today where a patient's personal preference carries significant weight in the treatment decision-making process.

With recent improvements in breast imaging technology, such as a new 3D technique called digital tomosynthesis, we are able to detect smaller cancers earlier. Breast surgery techniques have consequently evolved to the point where we are able to perform less invasive procedures that offer the same le...

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