Dr. Harness explains whether immediate surgery after a breast cancer diagnoses is needed.
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Immediate Cancer Removal Surgery One of the questions that I’m commonly asked is, “Do I need surgery await the way?” “Isn't the cancer spreading like wildfire through my body?” And my answer is time is your friend. From the time of the first abnormal cancer cells to when you’re seeing me, average is probably two to three years. In some breast cancers have maybe five even perhaps up to seven to 10 years. And so, the work that we do on the front end to trying and decide what kind of surgery you need and what kind of treatment you need, may take two or three weeks, but I constantly say, “Time is our friend, particularly we only want to go to the operating room once, and we want to know exactly what were going for and exactly what were going to do.