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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mastectomy and why is it a treatment for breast cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Yes we can

The best treatment for any early cancer is surgery, i.
E. Cut it out! when the cancer is in the breast, patients have a choice to remove just the cancer(called lumpectomy) and save the breast with the help of radiotherapy to the remaining breast. Or opt for removal of the entire breast, which is called mastectomy.

In brief: Yes we can

The best treatment for any early cancer is surgery, i.
E. Cut it out! when the cancer is in the breast, patients have a choice to remove just the cancer(called lumpectomy) and save the breast with the help of radiotherapy to the remaining breast. Or opt for removal of the entire breast, which is called mastectomy.
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