Proper Cancer Care Impacts Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patient Care and Survival

Proper Cancer Care Impacts Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patient Care and Survival
proper breast cancer careOf the 4% of breast cancer patients with inflammatory breast cancer, 33% are not treated appropriately, putting them at risk for poor prognoses. For some patients, receiving the proper care regimen can be influenced by their choice of care provider. "I feel like the decision saved my life," said Lourdes Suggs, a woman with inflammatory breast cancer, who was treated at MD Anderson's Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program following her diagnosis with breast cancer. "I'm cancer-free now, and I'm looking forward to a long future with my grandchildren. I don't think I'd have five years if I'd stayed in Georgia for treatment," she said to reporter Todd Ackerman in an article on the Houston Chronicle. MD Anderson began its pioneering program in 2006 as an effort to provide expert care to as many patients with inflammatory breast cancer as possible. The center is devoted to its patients, which number approximately 100 annually, and strives to mitigate the 45 - 60% five-year mortality rate for inflammatory breast cancer. A group of researchers at MD Anderson, which included executive director Dr. Naoto Ueno, was interest
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