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Please advise what is the surgery called to get your breasts removed completely?

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Dr. Michael Sabel
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Types of Mastectomy

Removing both breasts to prevent breast cancer is called "bilateral prophylactic mastectomies" and may be considered in women at high risk of breast cancer, such as those with a known genetic mutation like BRCA1 or BRCA2.
Removing a breast for cancer can be a "simple mastectomy" or a "modified radical mastectomy" if the lymph nodes are also removed.

In brief: Types of Mastectomy

Removing both breasts to prevent breast cancer is called "bilateral prophylactic mastectomies" and may be considered in women at high risk of breast cancer, such as those with a known genetic mutation like BRCA1 or BRCA2.
Removing a breast for cancer can be a "simple mastectomy" or a "modified radical mastectomy" if the lymph nodes are also removed.
Dr. Michael Sabel
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Mastectomy

Is removal of breasts.
There is also a radical mastectomy.

In brief: Mastectomy

Is removal of breasts.
There is also a radical mastectomy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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