Double mastectomy for IBC?

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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.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Inflammatory Breast Cancer featured Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., Thomas Buchholz, M.D., and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D. answering your questions about inflammatory breast cancer, a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in October 2006.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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