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Breast Cancer . . .

The tendency- presently- for surgery of breast cancer is LESS INVASIVE than in the past; breast conservation and minimal lymph node surgery has yielded cure rates as good as with radical surgery. However, there are circumstances where mastectomy and lymphnode dissection is necessary; Dr. Shafir discusses in detail with each patient the details and the basis of the individual recommendation.

There are currently numerous controlled clinical trials- to which my patients have access - to answer questions on the value of preoperative chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy as a further progress to maximize the cure rate for breast cancer. Not every patient is eligible for every study and this is assessed individually by this office. At completion of a comprehensive consultation a full analysis of the treatment plan proposal is thoroughly discussed with and for the individual patient.