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If a woman is being treated for breast cancer, are her breasts most often removed?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Whether or not a mastectomy is recommended depends on many factors to include breast cancer type and stage.

In brief: Not necessarily

Whether or not a mastectomy is recommended depends on many factors to include breast cancer type and stage.
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Dr. Winnie Polen
Breast Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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