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What Is a Mastectomy? Surgery is a common treatment for breast cancer. Mastectomy is one surgical option. It removes one or both breasts in their entirety. Lumpectomy is another option. It removes only the tumor and a smaller amount of breast tissue.
What a Mastectomy is
The explanation of a mastectomy is removing the breast, but from 100, over 100 years ago when the radical mastectomy was first created, which meant removing the breast, the skin, the muscle, all the lymph nodes, we’ve dramatically changed what’s invo
Mastectomy Not First Choice for Most Breast Cancer Patients
...HealthDay News) -- Contrary to common belief, most women diagnosed with breast cancer are not turning to mastectomy as their first choice for treatment but are first trying more conservative approaches, such as lumpectomy, a new survey has found....
Mastectomy Rates Down Overall, New Study Finds
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- While some recent research has documented an upswing in mastectomy rates among women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a new study comes to a different conclusion. "We found that mastectomy rates...
What You Need to Know Before Having a Mastectomy
What You Need to Know Before Having a Mastectomy I think the most important question is, if someone has told you, “You have breast cancer and you need a mastectomy,” is to ask the question, “Well, can I have a smaller operation for my breast cancer?”
For Early Cancer, Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival: Study
...News) -- Breast-conserving surgery for early stage breast cancers may result in better survival than mastectomy, according to a new study. For those with early stage breast cancer, "lumpectomy is just as effective if not more effective than mastectomy,"...
Dealing With a Mastectomy - Part 1
Today is the 22nd of February and on Wednesday the 28th, I had a double mastectomy surgery done and they also have a—put in for my future chemotherapy treatments. So I went into the hospital about six o’clock in the morning. It was an eight o’clock c
Dealing With a Mastectomy - Part 2
Not particularly, I mean this is one of those things I have to go through it and so he just start to stay as calm as possible. One say, “Okay, I’m getting through this.” I think it was slightly more nervous going under anesthesia this time because it
The Types of Mastectomy Procedures
The Types of Mastectomy Procedures Let me walk you through the different types – about 30 years ago, really there was just only one operation for breast cancer and that’s called a radical mastectomy, in which not only does the breast come off, but al
Cancer Survival - Jane's Story: Mastectomy Recovery
Yeah, I had my double mastectomy in February 2008, and I think in the recovery I was off from work for about four not only four weeks but four and a half weeks, and probably the biggest thing that was bothersome while I was recovering was I had two d