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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    I’ve been given a diagnosis of Breast Cancer, what can I expect?

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    Dr Michael Yunaev

    Breast Surgeon, General Surgeon

    Diagnosis of cancer is never easy to discuss and many patients are overwhelmed by this news

    However, I stress to my patients that much can be done these days about this diagnosis and majority of patients can be cured from it, assuming that they undergo all recommended treatment.

    It is important to remember that treatment for Breast Cancer is multifaceted. It includes in most cases surgery, often includes radiotherapy and sometimes chemotherapy. There is also often a long-term treatment option with anti-hormonal drugs and targeted biological therapy drugs.

    Which of these treatments will be advised will depend on the specific nature of your individual cancer and its variations. Usually a number of discussions are required to make sure you are across all your options and make an informed decision with your doctor.

    Do remember that you are in charge of your own treatment and your surgeon is there to guide you and help you make your decisions.

    For more information and useful links please visit my website

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