This week: breast lumps, back pain, antipsychotic medications

Oct 12, 2016

Not every breast lump is cancerous, but "unless we do imaging and, at times, even a biopsy, we won't know that it's not cancer," explains Upstate University Hospital's Dr. Sam Benjamin, a medical oncologist who specializes in chemotherapy and cancer care.

Benjamin explains what patients can expect after a breast lump is discovered, the difference between a core biopsy and fine needle biopsy, how breast cancer differs in men, and the importance of family history when deciding on treatment. He also explains the benefit of a multidisciplinary team approach -- in which patients can be evaluated by medical, radiation and surgical oncologists collaboratively.

Also this week: helping patients with back problems, and the antipsychotic medications in use today.

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