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Surgery is often the first choice as a breast cancer treatment. There are two main types of surgery in this case, a lumpectomy and a mastectomy. Sometimes the nature of the cancer determines which type of surgery is appropriate, but in other instances the decision is up to the patient. Several considerations must be made, including the radiation that often accompanies a lumpectomy or body image after a mastectomy.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer:… Having sisters who have gone through breast cancer is a double-edged sword…

10/30/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on The day after bilateral mastectomy... Marjorie, I'm glad you had a positive experience, and was able to go home without…

05/05/14

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered can you take blood presure in arm after… Martha, another thing you can ask about is whether a wrist blood…

02/19/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Itching after mastectomy Patricia, I hope you can go back on one pill or the other, because the drugs do help prevent…

01/17/14

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