A 32-year-old member asked:
if a woman is being treated for breast cancer, are her breasts most often removed?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Whether or not a mastectomy is recommended depends on many factors to include breast cancer type and stage.
Answered on Jun 9, 2014
Dr. Winnie Polen answered
20 years experience Breast Surgery
No: We surgeons work very hard to preserve a woman's breasts. The standard of care for an early stage breast cancer is a lumpectomy, which means removal of the cancer with preservation of the rest of the breast, followed by radiation treatment and possible adjuvant hormonal therapy.
Answered on May 24, 2016
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