October 15, 2014

One-Step Procedure

By Anonymous User

Surgery during which the procedure to diagnose the presence of breast cancer is followed by immediate treatment. The patient is given general anesthesia and does not know until she wakes up if the diagnosis was cancer or if a mastectomy was performed. Once the only option in breast cancer, the one-step procedure is now rarely used.

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