Double mastectomy for IBC?


Question from Christycat: Is the presence of IBC in one breast enough justification for the doctor to remove the other breast?
Answers - Thomas Buchholz Removal of the other breast does not in any way improve the cure rate for patients with inflammatory breast cancer. Therefore it's not a standard part of treatment.

On Wednesday, October 18, 2006, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., Thomas Buchholz, M.D., andĀ moderatorĀ Jennifer Sabol, M.D. answered your questions about inflammatory breast cancer, a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer.

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