Career Development for Breast Surgical Oncology



Following the introduction of Halsted’s radical mastectomy in 1894, breast surgery emerged as a reliable and effective method of treating primary breast cancer. To this day, breast surgery remains a central component in the treatment of breast cancer, as well as a major part of many general surgeons’ clinical practices. Many surgeons, both in practice and in residency, are choosing to focus on a career in breast cancer surgery. This chapter highlights different aspects of this career choice and outlines breast surgery fellowship goals and opportunities.


Breast Cancer Breast Surgery Breast Disease Fellowship Training Breast Surgeon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyUniversity of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of TexasHoustonUSA

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