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Going home after a mastectomy

Today, 92% of Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) breast cancer patients whose treatment includes a mastectomy — removal of the whole breast — recover at home after surgery, a pronounced shift in patient care. In this episode of KP Research Radio, we speak with Brooke Vuong, MD, a breast cancer surgeon at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, about her research on the safety of outpatient mastectomy and the benefits it provides breast cancer patients.

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