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Judy C. Boughey, MD: Talking With Patients About Mastectomy vs Breast-Conserving Surgery

Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Judy C. Boughey, MD, of Mayo Clinic, discusses findings from the ACOSOG Z11102 (Alliance), which suggested that breast-conserving surgery with adjuvant radiation therapy and lumpectomy site boosts may be beneficial for women with two to three ipsilateral foci. Dr. Boughey describes the ideal candidate for breast-conserving therapy in the setting of multiple ipsilateral breast cancer, the standard of care postoperatively, and the decision to switch to mastectomy.

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