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Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer

Lumpectomy Versus Mastectomy

Many women with early-stage breast cancer are given the option to choose which surgery to have for breast cancer.

Join Dr. Wade Dosch with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care as he discusses the difference between a lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery) and mastectomy (total removal of breast).

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