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