Dr. Jeannie Shen on Discovery

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Dr. Jeannie Shen is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist. She graduated from UC San Diego School of Medicine in 1998 and completed her general surgery residency at UC San Diego in 2003. She then moved to Houston, TX. where she went on to complete a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In her in-depth interview, Doctor Shen discusses the breast cancer survival rates for lumpectomy and mastectomy patients. She takes the viewer through the decision making process, prep for surgery, surgery and important issues involved in post surgical recovery. Dr. Shen also talks about how bi-lateral mastectomies are on the rise and why this is happening.

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ContributorDr. Jeannie ShenRead Full Bio

Biography

Dr. Jeannie Shen is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist. She graduated from UC San Diego School of Medicine in 1998 and completed her general surgery residency at UC San Diego in 2003. She then moved to Houston, TX. where she went on to complete a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In her in-depth interview, Doctor Shen discusses the breast cancer survival rates for lumpectomy and mastectomy patients. She takes the viewer through the decision making process, prep for surgery, surgery and important issues involved in post surgical recovery. Dr. Shen also talks about how bi-lateral mastectomies are on the rise and why this is happening.

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Dr. Shen talks about the discovery process involved with breast cancer. As “the captain” of the medical team she discusses what the stages of cancer are and what their survival rates mean for the patient. She offers up the pros and con’s in the lumpectomy vs. mastectomy debate and believes that in the end a patient’s peace of mind is most important to their decision for treatment.

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