Surgery for Breast Cancer Treatment
Surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible is the primary treatment for breast cancer. Today, women have many surgical options and choices.
Breast-conserving surgery is sometimes called a lumpectomy or a partial mastectomy. It may be done as part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. Only the part of the breast that has cancer is removed.
A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast. It is part of treatment for breast cancer. Here's what you need to know about the procedure.
Breast Cancer: Breast Reconstruction After Breast Surgery
Breast reconstruction surgery involves creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast.
Breast Cancer: Lymphedema After Treatment
Whenever the normal drainage pattern in the lymph nodes is disturbed or damaged—often during surgery to remove the lymph nodes—the arm may swell. This swelling, caused by too much fluid, is called lymphedema.
A prosthesis can be worn against the skin, inside the pocket of a mastectomy bra, or attached to the chest wall. Prosthetic devices are designed to look feminine and be comfortable.