Steven Pisano, MD | PRMA Plastic Surgery
9635 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240
Answer: You have time. You have time to get information. You have time to learn what your treatment options are - both therapeutic and reconstructive. You have time to digest the information. You have time to find physicians that are right for you.
One of the most important things I have learned in my 9 years of residency training and 21 years of private practice is that, in general, physicians do a tremendous disservice to women with breast cancer by rushing them into treatment. For most women with breast cancer the treatment plan should be "emergent", but not an "emergency".
In my experience this rush to treatment accounts for a significant portion of the mental drain of the diagnosis. While it's not as bad as when I was in my residency I see this rush to treatment on a weekly basis.
Question: I'd like to start at the beginning, when a woman is newly diagnosed with breast cancer it can be so mentally draining and everything is going so fast. Could you offer some advice for the patient so she can put together a plan and a team of doctors she can be confident in?
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