Surgical Oncology News

This section features a sampling of news related to surgical oncology from the popular press, from press releases received, or SSO news directly pertinent to SSO members.

'Preventive' breast cancer surgery has some docs alarmed

Author: Liz Szabo, USA Today
Oct 17, 2011

Five years after her cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy, Lisa Bonchek Adams feels that she made the right decision.

Lisa Bonchek Adams was only 37, with a new baby and two older children, when her doctor noticed something strange during a routine breast exam. Although her doctor didn't feel a lump, one breast felt "different" from the other.

A few weeks later, Adams learned that she needed a mastectomy. Follow-up tests indicated there were cancer cells throughout Adams' left breast, dispersed too widely to be removed with a lumpectomy...

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