About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view MrKeith56's profile
    Posted March 31, 2014 by
    Houston, Texas

    More from MrKeith56

    Dr. Elizabeth Bonefas Shares her Expertise on Breast Cancer Surgery

    Houston Breast Cancer Surgeon, Dr. Elizabeth Bonefas discusses the process of diagnosis, preparation, treatment, surgery, and follow up for those suffering from breast cancer.

    No one ever wants to hear the words from their doctor, “You have breast cancer”. For those that do, I strongly suggest you listen to this entire interview with Dr. Bonefas on how a person is tested, what treatment options are available, how she coordinates with your other doctors for radiation or chemotherapy, the surgical procedure itself and the reconstruction process.

    Dr. Bonefas states, “For anybody who get the diagnosis of breast cancer, I would help them understand that early stage breast cancer is something that’s extremely treatable and there are so many treatments available that even with the later stage breast cancers, you see that because of all the treatment options available people are surviving and living longer.”

    She also wants people to know…. “Breast cancer has become very much a multi-disciplinary area in medicine and patients need to understand that just because I ask you to see a medical oncologist doesn’t mean they will have chemotherapy because there are other modalities. They also need to understand there is so much information they should always bring someone with them and write their questions down before they come in so they have them to go over with their doctors.”

    Dr. Elizabeth Bonefas began her private practice in 1989 after earning her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Dr. Bonefas is an Assistant Professor for Baylor College of Medicine and is on the teaching staff for St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Bonefas is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in diseases of the breast.

    Currently she is the Chief of Staff for St. Joseph Medical Center and is the first woman to ever serve in this position.

    For additional information go to the website at http://www.breasthealthhouston.com/

    For an appointment, please call 713-756-8555 or 877-591-8715 (toll free).

    You can also email your request to mailto:receptionist@breasthealthhouston.com

    Find more Interviews With Experts at http://www.medicalnewsmediasource.com/experts-interviews/
    Add your Story Add your Story