Coursera | Introduction to Breast Cancer

Module #5: Beyond the Knife

Module #5: Beyond the Knife >> Introduction to Breast Cancer


A 32 year old who has a skin sparing mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction for a 3 cm node positive cancer

A 72 year old who has a partial mastectomy for a 0.5 cm ER+ node negative cancer


If she maximizes local therapy by having bilateral mastectomies, she could avoid chemotherapy

If she has radiation therapy, she could avoid chemotherapy


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