5 Things to Know About Breast Cancer Surgery

About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  During this year alone, an estimated 266,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,900 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer, according to BreastCancer.org.

Most women with breast cancer will have surgery as part of their treatment.  If you or your loved one has been newly diagnosed, here are five things to know about breast cancer surgery with Dr. Malini Iyer, Breast Cancer Surgeon at Lourdes Health System.