Around 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even as cancer treatments have become increasingly targeted and refined, many women choose to have a mastectomy versus lumpectomy and radiation. And close to half of women who undergo mastectomy have reconstruction using one of two options: reconstruction with implant surgery or reconstruction with flap surgery.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and three breast cancer topics will be featured on the next Mayo Clinic Radio program. Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, will discuss reconstruction surgery after breast cancer treatment. Also, Dr. Jordan Ray, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, will explain the importance of heart care for breast cancer patients. And Dr. Kathryn Ruddy, a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist, will discuss the rare and often overlooked disease of male breast cancer.
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