The Treatment Landscape of Breast Cancer

  • About half of our respondents said they only refer patients with breast cancer to genetic testing if they meet the criteria for it. Almost a quarter said they refer all patients with questions about genetic testing to genetic counselors.

  • Results were equally split between the number of respondents who always refer their patients to alternative medicines such as yoga, music therapy, and acupuncture compared with those who refer patients only if they express interest.

  • Results were equally split between the number of respondents who always refer their patients to alternative medicines such as yoga, music therapy, and acupuncture compared with those who refer patients only if they express interest.

  • Half of our respondents reported that they disagreed with the American Cancer Society’s screening guidelines issued in 2015. Thirty-three percent agreed with them.

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The treatment landscape in breast cancer has evolved dramatically within the past several decades.

Debates and controversy surrounding how to best treat patients remain. From genetic testing to the frequency of mammograms—it is clear that there is a lack of consensus regarding optimal screening and treatment options.We asked our readers to let us know what they think of these current issues in breast cancer care.

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