Jul 29, 2001 - 12:20 am
The doctor told my mom that treating the BC with radiation or having a mastectomy had the same effect. He even gave odds that a mastectomy would cause cancer to be in remission 90% in that region, as opposed to radiation 80% of the time. Does anyone else hear this from their doctor? Personally, I think that radiation would kill more of the cancerous cells in the region than would a mastectomy, which can be hit or miss. Also, someone told me that surgeon/doctors are biased towards doing a mastectomy since that would get paid for the operation. I'm leaning towards radiation at this point.