Breast Cancer surgery
Breast Cancer surgery

Breast Cancer surgery

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Breast cancer surgery is a type of surgery that is used to treat breast cancer. This surgery can be used to remove the cancerous tissue from the breast, as well as to remove the lymph nodes from under the arm. 

If you're facing breast cancer surgery, you're probably feeling a range of emotions. You may be scared, anxious, or even angry. But breast cancer surgery is not uncommon and you're not alone. Thousands of women undergo breast cancer surgery every year, and many of them come out the other side feeling stronger and more empowered than ever before.

In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about breast cancer surgery, from the different types of procedures to what to expect during recovery. We hope that reading this information will give you a better understanding of the options available to you and help make the decision-making process a little bit easier.


Breast cancer surgery is mostly recommended for the following medical conditions:

  • Breast cancer:  A malignant tumor that starts in the breast tissue
  • Lump in the breast: A mass or lump that can be felt in the breast which may or may not be cancerous
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): Cancer cells that are found in the lining of a duct in the breast, but have not spread beyond that duct into the surrounding breast tissue
  • Invasive breast cancer:  Cancer that has spread from the milk ducts or lobules of the breast into the surrounding tissues
  • Locally advanced breast cancer: Invasive breast cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes but not to other parts of the body
  • Recurrent breast cancer