BY Craig Carson

Most breast cancer patients undergo surgery of some kind. For some, this may include mastectomy; others may have breast conservation surgeries, like a partial mastectomy or lumpectomy.

The type of surgery depends on several different factors. Just as no two patients are alike, surgical plans and treatment are different for each person. At MD Anderson, patients work with their care teams to determine the proper treatment for them...

Breast surgeon Matthew Piotrowski, M.D., standing outside of MD Anderson

BY Craig Carson

Before starting breast cancer treatment near her home in Dallas, Brenda Scherer decided to get a second opinion at MD Anderson.