For early-stage breast cancer, doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor. But choosing between a lumpectomy and mastectomy can sometimes be difficult. Deanna Attai, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon, provides information and advice to help women talk with their doctors about this decision.
Anne Katz, RN, PhD, discusses how she helps men and their partners better understand prostate cancer treatment decisions, especially its potential long-term effects on masculinity, self-image, and quality of life.
Get highlights of two studies that provide insight into why some women with early-stage breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy and the risk of complications they may experience after this surgery.
Developing a strong relationship with your doctor and other health care professionals takes open, honest communication—on both sides. Get an inside perspective on navigating the potential challenges of talking with your health care team.
Decisions about your health can be complicated and overwhelming. So where can you turn for help and information that will make this process easier? Get the inside scoop on making informed decisions.