Radiation Therapy

Breast Cancer Oncotype  DX Test Benefits

Breast Cancer Oncotype DX Test Benefits

Learn how the score a patient receives from an Oncotype DX test will help determine if her cancer will come back, and if in fact she needs chemotherapy, or another type of treatment. Dr. Harness explains the benefits of having this test for both the patient and her team of […]

How Menopause Affects Breast Cancer Treatment

How Menopause Affects Breast Cancer Treatment

It’s important for a woman to know her menopausal status before starting treatment for breast cancer. In the video, Dr. Harness explains how menopausal status can affect the type of treatment a woman receives for breast cancer. Watch the video to learn more. Jay K. Harness, MD, FACS: Knowing the […]

What Does a Pathologist Do for Breast Cancer?

What Does a Pathologist Do for Breast Cancer?

Dr. Harness explains that pathologists play key role in the treatment of breast cancer. Watch the video to learn more about how pathologists are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Jay K. Harness, MD, FACS: A pathologist is a critical and key member of the team that […]

Important Details on Breast Cancer Local Recurrence

Important Details on Breast Cancer Local Recurrence

When a patient’s cancer reappears in the same area as the original cancer after the patient has received breast cancer treatment, typically lumpectomy and radiation therapy, it is called ‘local recurrence.’ Dr. Harness provides valuable information on why local recurrence happens and how they estimate local recurrence rates in breast […]

Radiation Therapy as Breast Cancer Treatment

Radiation Therapy as Breast Cancer Treatment

Radiation therapy is a common treatment for breast cancer patients. Dr. Harness explains what radiation therapy is and how it is typically administered. Jay K. Harness, MD, FACS: Radiation therapy typically involves a linear accelerator that gives radiation to a targeted area. We typically give it in little, tiny (they […]