What Google can’t tell you about breast cancer

Lisa Michels

What is the first thing that a lady may do when diagnosed with breast cancer - you got it, google “breast cancer.” This is the main thing that I always tell my patients not to do and why? Breast cancer comes in many different shapes and sizes. There are so many characteristics that factor into the treatment and not all breast cancers are “cookie cutter” treatments.

Your provider needs to consider the size, type, hormone receptor status and lymph node involvement of your cancer. In fact, you will not know your stage and consequently the recommended treatment until after surgery may be performed.

You need to have individualized care and treatment and not what your friend, mother or neighbor had.  Please don’t google looking for answers because google doesn’t know you!

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