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Managing Breast Cancer Surgery Side Effects

Alexander Miller, MD explains how to manage the most common side effects of breast cancer surgery.
Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Alexander Miller has received awards for excellence in research, education, and patient care. He has been lead or collaborating researcher for several studies on breast cancer treatments, prevention, genetic testing, and the psychosocial experiences of people receiving cancer care.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Miller explain:

  • the most common side effects of both mastectomy and lumpectomy and how to manage them

  • why the risk of lymphedema, while still a concern, has gone down in the last 10 years

  • steps people can take before surgery to reduce the risk of side effects

About the guest
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Alexander Miller, MD

Dr. Alexander Miller is a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer and people at high risk of the disease. Currently at the START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio, Texas, he trained at MD Anderson and the Mayo Clinic.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:45 PM

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