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What is mastectomy like?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Unpleasant

Mastectomy is done for tumors of the breast.
It is not something looked forward to. The result depends upon the extent of the tumor, adjacent spread and the need for chemotherapy and radiation. Unless there is reconstruction, it leaves a flat covering of skin where there used to be protrusion. Most have simultaneous reconstruction which can be very cosmetically helpful.

In brief: Unpleasant

Mastectomy is done for tumors of the breast.
It is not something looked forward to. The result depends upon the extent of the tumor, adjacent spread and the need for chemotherapy and radiation. Unless there is reconstruction, it leaves a flat covering of skin where there used to be protrusion. Most have simultaneous reconstruction which can be very cosmetically helpful.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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