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Breast surgeon says future treatment will likely involve less surgery

breast surgeon Lisa Lai, MDMost breast cancers are treated with surgery today, but that may change in the coming years, says breast surgeon Lisa Lai, MD, an assistant professor of surgery at Upstate. She explains that the trend is to do less surgery whenever possible. And in the future, women may be offered procedures to remove breast lumps that don't even require incisions. Lai explains her role at the Upstate Cancer Center and how she chose the specialty of breast surgery partly because of the close relationships she forms with her patients. For more on breast cancer treatment, including clinical trials, at the Upstate Cancer Center, click here.