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Could I have a mastectomy without removing the nipple? What about the breast skin?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomies are possible for certain women with breast cancer.
It's not for women with tumors greater than 3cm, tumors within 2cm of the nipple, or multiple tumors. It is still controversial among experts, as there aren't long-term studies showing it's as safe as a simple mastectomy. Talk to your breast surgeon and your oncologist at length before deciding.

In brief: Possibly

Nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomies are possible for certain women with breast cancer.
It's not for women with tumors greater than 3cm, tumors within 2cm of the nipple, or multiple tumors. It is still controversial among experts, as there aren't long-term studies showing it's as safe as a simple mastectomy. Talk to your breast surgeon and your oncologist at length before deciding.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Barry Rosen
This is a nice option for women who are having a PROPHYLACTIC mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.
Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Maybe

Discuss this with both your breast surgeon and plastic surgeon.
You do not want to compromise your treatment of the cancer.

In brief: Maybe

Discuss this with both your breast surgeon and plastic surgeon.
You do not want to compromise your treatment of the cancer.
Dr. Raj Syal
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