Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Just Diagnosed with Cancer? Chat with Experts

Surgery

At a Glance

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.

Community: Surgery

Join our community by contributing

Hc_btn_vert_join Hc_btn_vert_share Hc_btn_vert_ask
Happening Now In Our Community

Hot Topic

Increasing numbers of women are having mastectomies these days. Whether it’s women with large and/or scattered tumors, women who want to slash their risk of recurrence in the same breast, or women who have both breasts removed when one is cancerous, mastectomies are on the rise. In addition, about one-third of women with mutant BRCA genes…

Surgery
Community Activity
FILTER BY:
All | Expert Only

PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on DIEP surgery on the 31st... very… Hi - Since it's been awhile since this was posted, you might want to contact…

02/16/15

6 comments

Reply

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

3 comments

Reply

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Is it OK to take a blood pressure… Martha, another thing you can ask about is whether a wrist blood pressure…

02/19/14

7 answers

Reply

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Breast and rib pain 1 1/2 yrs after? Excellent advice, Jules.  Thank you for writing from your experience.  

12/30/13

35 comments

Reply

Showing 5 - 8 of 157 results
< 1  |  Page 2 | 3  | 4  | 5  >

Related Content: Surgery