Alisan B. Goldfarb, M.D., F.A.C.S. An expert on the intersection between emotional stress and breast cancer, Dr. Alisan Goldfarb was highlighted by the New York Times over 20 years go as a prime example of “the new generation of women surgeons.” Now a clinical professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Goldfarb is a clinical surgical oncologist who continues to work on creating each patient’s best outcome in breast cancer surgery. Dr. Goldfarb is a member of the WVFC Medical Advisory Board.
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A Breast Surgeon’s Comment On Those Breast Cancer Guidelines

By Alisan B. Goldfarb, M.D., F.A.C.S.
As a practicing breast surgeon and member of the Medical Advisory Board of Women’s Voices for Change, I was asked to review the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)’s recommendation statement discouraging routine screening and regular breast self-exams. I think folly is too kind a description. Outrageous would be my choice of words. I seriously question how a group of…
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