Personal Preference is Key when Debating Partial vs. Full Mastectomy

May 10, 2013, by Lytle Brown IV, MD, FACS

Approximately 75 % of women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer are candidates for either mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery (also called a partial mastectomy.)   Mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast, while breast-conserving surgery removes the cancerous tumor and part of the surrounding breast tissue. Breast-conserving surgery is usually followed by radiation therapy.


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Success is in the Palm of Your Hand

October 6, 2011, by Mark A. Colquitt, MD, FACS, FASMBS

In today’s “Super Size Me” era, food portions have grown so large that there are times when only half of the meal you are served in a restaurant is still more food than you really need. And, the portions at home seem to be keeping pace with restaurants. Americans typically eat far more food than necessary, which helps explain the rising obesity rates in our country. (more…)

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Looking to Lose Weight? There’s an App for That

August 11, 2011, by Mark A. Colquitt, MD, FACS, FASMBS

In today’s society, most people are interested in losing weight and most own smartphones. What do the two have in common? As I’ve recently learned, quite a bit. (more…)

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MammoSite: Making Life Easier for Many Breast Cancer Patients

August 1, 2011, by Randal O. Graham, MD, FACS

MammoSite Targeted Radiation Therapy, cleared by the FDA in 2002, is making treatment easier for many breast cancer patients while achieving the same cosmetic benefits and cancer control rates as traditional radiation therapy. (more…)

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