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Breast Cancer Treatment Options: Surgery

Treatment options:

Surgery is generally the primary treatment for breast cancer, depending on your individual case. Techniques have been refined over the years, so there are more breast-sparing options than before. The type of surgery performed depends upon:

Questions to ask your physician before surgery


There are two types of breast conservation (tissue-sparing) surgery, including:

Your physician may recommend a mastectomy (removal of the breast) as the best surgical option, depending on your circumstances:

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