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Breast Surgery

General surgeons specializing in breast surgery work as a team with gynecologists, radiologists, oncologists, and plastic surgeons within the Joan Karnell Cancer Center. Our advanced procedures include skin-sparing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction, and sentinel lymph node biopsy, in which dye is injected to determine which nodes -- if any -- are malignant and require removal.

Our doctors are also at the forefront of new research on preventing breast cancer. Pennsylvania Hospital is a site for a study by the Eastern Oncology Research Group comparing the effectiveness of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene, two drugs which may help prevent cancer. Follow-up care is also stressed: Patients with benign breast disease are followed on a yearly basis and patients with cancer are monitored four times a year during the first few years after surgery.

Surgeons at Pennsylvania Hospital specializing in breast cancer surgery have been recognized as the best in the area by Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs” issue.

 


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