Breast Cancer


Roanne Feels Positive and Whole after Breast Cancer Surgery

 Roanne Silver of Marlton, NJ, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2017. After an online search, she found Virtua breast surgeon James Crawford, MD. “I was so scared, but I immediately felt at ease with Dr. Crawford,” she recalled, appreciating how Dr. Crawford explained her cancer diagnosis with warmth and compassion—and not medical jargon.

Read Roanne’s story and learn more about Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program’s advanced treatments and personalized, compassionate support for women with suspected or diagnosed breast cancer.

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New DNA Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 -- Could the DNA from a patient's breast tumor help doctors spot whether stray cancer cells are still in her blood?

That's what a small, new study suggests is possible. If the findings are replicated in a larger study, such a test might help determine whether a treatment is working or not. It also has the potential to reduce unnecessary additional treatments for breast cancer.

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