Archive for March, 2024

March 29, 2024
Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy: Navigating Your Breast Cancer Treatment Options

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Breast cancer is a disease where abnormal cells grow in the breast tissue. Finding the right treatment is key because everyone’s situation is different. Your treatment plan will depend on the stage of cancer, type you have, and your overall health. This could include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, or a mix of these. Personalized treatment plans are important because they focus on what is best for you, aiming to fight the cancer while keeping side effects as low as possible. It is important to talk openly with your healthcare team to understand your options and make choices that feel right for you.


March 7, 2024
Breast Biopsy Guide: Preparation, Procedure, and Understanding Results

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Maintaining breast health involves routine care from a trusted provider — including having regular exams that can indicate changes or concerns and, sometimes, diagnostic screening tests, such as a breast biopsy. A breast biopsy is a crucial diagnostic tool that our breast cancer surgeons in NJ use to assess any unusual symptoms or issues patients experience.

While hearing you need a breast biopsy may feel alarming, understanding its purpose and what to expect can help ease anxiety. This guide will walk you through the entire process, from understanding the importance of breast biopsies to preparing for the procedure, the biopsy itself, interpreting results, and the potential next steps.

Whether you need a biopsy due to a potential breast cancer lump or other concerning symptoms, here’s what you need to know to navigate the journey with knowledge and confidence.