Personal Preference is Key when Debating Partial vs. Full Mastectomy

May 10, 2013, by Lytle Brown IV, MD, FACS <div class=\"postavatar\"><div style=\"float: left;padding-right: 3px;\">Personal Preference is Key when Debating Partial vs. Full Mastectomy</div></div>

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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Catch It EARLY: The Best Cure for Colon/Colorectal Cancer

March 15, 2013, by Gregory P. Midis, MD, FACS

You may not realize that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. It doesn’t usually garner a lot of news coverage and attention like Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. But, because colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States, it deserves attention, and its own month for awareness (more…)

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Commission on Cancer: Ensuring Quality Care

July 18, 2011, by Heath R. Many, MD, FACS

I’m currently serving a three-year term as the Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at Parkwest Medical Center. I have accepted this post because of my strong interest in cancer care and my commitment to ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care available.

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. (more…)

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