Episode 20090629

Sequencing of Radiation &Breast Reconstruction In Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

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In treating locally advanced breast cancer, systemic treatment (chemotherapy and hormone therapy) is used to shrink the tumor, surgery to remove residual disease in the breast and usually radiation therapy follows. When a mastectomy is done, Dr. Guth discusses the effects of radiation on the skin and how this impacts on the cosmetic results of breast reconstruction and why it may precede or follow breast reconstruction. Peter Pressman, MDAbout the Interviewee: Amber Guth, MD Director, Breast Cancer FellowshipAssociate Professor & Breast SurgeonNYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Centermoreless

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