Torr E Carmain, MD

General Surgery

What are the goals of breast cancer surgery?

The goals of breast cancer surgery are simple—remove the cancer, stage the cancer and determine further therapy. Watch this video to learn more about the goals of breast cancer surgery from Torr Carmain, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.


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