Every breast cancer is as unique as a person. Every tumor has a distinct personality and a distinct genetic make-up. That is why the treatment for each tumor has to be tailored to that woman’s individual pathology. There is no “one size fits all” in the treatment of patients with breast cancer.
There are new specialized tests that we do on the tumor itself that helps individualize the treatment. These tests are routinely ordered by Dr. Schneider when indicated.
Dr. Schneider is an expert in the technique of oncoplastic surgery, which increase the rate of breast conservation. Her local recurrence rate following breast conserving surgery is less than 1% compared to a nationwide rate of 9.7% . In addition, a recent study shows a local recurrence rate of almost 20% following lumpectomy and partial breast irradiation (APBI).