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En español | "You have breast cancer." Almost 300,000 women will receive that devastating diagnosis this year alone. Equally frightening, however, is the dizzying array of medical decisions that follow, particularly choosing the right surgery. Up to 75 percent of women with breast cancer today opt for a lumpectomy, or breast-conserving surgery, when appropriate, since it's less disfiguring than a full mastectomy and has similar survival rates when combined with radiation. … Back to Article

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