By Dr. Roshni Rao, Chief, Breast surgery program, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University  Medical Center Associate, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

This year in the United States, nearly 270,000 women will receive the devastating news that they have breast cancer.  Many will choose breast-conserving surgery, commonly referred to as lumpectomy, wherein the surgeon seeks to remove the malignant tumor, while also preserving as much healthy breast tissue as possible…

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