Mayo Clinic explains the benefits of whole-person care

Posted at 7:10 AM, Oct 24, 2017

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Over the past couple of decades, widespread campaigns have brought about an increased awareness and understanding of breast cancer . With this, breast cancer survival rates have significantly increased. This change can largely be attributed to a number of factors including earlier detection and a new personalized approach to treatment of the disease.

At Mayo Clinic, breast cancer specialists provide personalized, whole-person care to those with breast cancer. Treatment options  may include surgical removal of tumors, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and reconstructive surgery. The multidisciplinary team consists of professionals across various specialties who work together to find a cure for their patients.

For certain breast cancer patients who have cancer in their left breast, Mayo Clinic offers a specialized therapy. Proton beam therapy  delivers radiation to a breast cancer tumor, while avoiding key organs like your heart and lung.

There are preventative measures that you can take to reduce your risk for breast cancer. Eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption are all ways that you can reduce your risk.

For more information on how you can take action for your health, visit

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