Following a breast cancer diagnosis, most patients have the option to choose between either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy surgery to help treat their cancer. For many patients this will be a personal, yet difficult decision to make.

We’ve added a new page that helps compare some of the benefits and disadvantages of each of these breast cancer treatments. We’ve also created a new Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy video,  an oncologist defines the two procedures and talks about some of the benefits of each.

Ultimately the decision over which type of breast surgery to have is very individual and patients need to discuss all of their options with their physicians.

While the month of October is considered breast cancer awareness month, we at Oncology Associates realize the importance of giving this disease the proper attention throughout the year.

Please learn more on how videos are helping to improve cancer awareness or watch more videos in our cancer education center.