Breast preservation surgery is a surgical procedure done to remove cancer from the breast while preserving as much of the breast tissue as possible. The goal of this surgery is to remove all of the cancer while preserving as much of the breast tissue as possible. There are many benefits to choosing breast preservation surgery over a mastectomy. Some of these benefits include:
Breast conservation surgery is also referred to as segmental mastectomy, breast-sparing surgery, quadrantectomy, partial mastectomy, and lumpectomy.
Breast preservation surgery is performed as a day care procedure as it usually takes two to three hours. This means you will not have to stay overnight in the hospital.
During breast surgery, the surgeon may follow this process:
Breast preservation surgery is mostly recommended for the following medical conditions:
Breast lump: A breast lump is the most common reason for women to have breast preservation surgery. It is not always cancer, but it is important to have it checked by a doctor.
DCIS: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of non-invasive breast cancer where the cancer cells are present only in the ducts and have not spread to other parts of the breast. DCIS is the most common type of pre-invasive breast cancer.
LCIS: Lobular carcinoma in situ or LCIS is a type of non-invasive breast cancer. This means that the cancer cells are only in the lobules and have not spread to other parts of the breast. LCIS is the second most common type of pre-invasive breast cancer.
Invasive breast cancer: Breast cancer that has spread from the ducts or lobules into the surrounding breast tissue is called invasive breast cancer.