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Two breast surgeons, Dr. Beth Siegel and Dr. Deborah Axelrod, talk about what it is like to break the news to a woman that she has breast cancer.
08/27/2009 05:12am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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Two breast surgeons, Dr. Beth Siegel and Dr. Deborah Axelrod, talk about what it is like to break the news to a woman that she has breast cancer.

Most women first react with fear of losing a breast and then recognize the implications of not only a breast, but their mortality. These doctors share their own feelings and reactions as women and physicians who have to deal daily with this charged information.

About our interviewees:

Deborah Axelrod, MD, is an Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Breast Services Medical Director, Community Outreach & Education NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center

Beth Siegel, MD, is an Assistant Professor & Breast Surgeon NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center

This post was originally posted on BeetMedicine.TV by the site's medical director Peter Pressman, MD