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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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Having a Mastectomy? 10 Insider Tips Sue, thank you SO much for adding your "insider tips" here – it's incredibly…

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