By the time Anne Broderick was diagnosed with breast cancer, her grandmother, her aunt, her mother, two sisters, and a brother had already been found to have some form of cancer.
Instead of a double mastectomy, Broderick’s tumor was removed with a far less invasive surgery called lumpectomy, which removes only the tumor, leaving the breast intact as much as possible. She assumed she would have the same radiation treatment her sister had had. However, Stanford doctor Kate Horst, MD, presented her with a new treatment option in which radiation could be given in just five days, not weeks.
PUBLISHED: 17 Oct 2011. By Stanford Healthcare
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