Malignant Breast Conditions

Surgery For Breast Cancer

The most effective treatment for breast cancer is surgical excision, usually complemented with other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormone therapy. The two main options are either removal of the tumour with a small margin of breast tissue (lumpectomy, wide local excision, partial mastectomy) or mastectomy. The decision as to which operation to perform is based on tumour size, breast size and patient preference. Lumpectomy would usually be combined with radiation therapy to the breast to provide equivalence in effectiveness.

local mastectomy
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