This Woman Stopped Radical Mastectomies From Being the Standard Breast Cancer Treatment in America | Bold & Untold by MAKERS

When Dr. Susan Love suggested lumpectomies and less invasive surgery for breast cancer patients, many male colleagues refused to listen. So she started the first American facility to specialize in breast disease and ended the use of radical mastectomies as the standard of care for breast cancer in America.

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Women were not being very well treated. It was still the days of, "don't worry, dear, I'll take care of you." It was amazing, the paternalism.

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It soon became apparent to me that what started as a career really was going to be a mission.

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We have to be the generation that takes care of this problem. This is the mission I was given. And I'm going to do it if it kills me.

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