Breast Cancer Tests Are So Good That Treatment Is Easier

"You're not looking at radical treatments like you used to—like chemotherapy" (2:26)
Breast surgeon Alexander Swistel, MD, says finding cancer earlier, when it's more curable, means gentler treatment.

Alexander Swistel, MD, is a breast surgeon at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He says radiologists and their high-tech tools are more and more capable of finding breast cancer in its early stages, when it's more curable. And that gives patients the option of trying treatments that are easier on the body.

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