Written by : Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
Surgery is the first line of treatment in breast cancer. It is generally combined with other treatment options like chemotherapy, radiotherapy or immunotherapy. Different types of surgeries are carried out depending on:
Different Types of Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast Cancer Surgery may be Conservative or Radical -
Conservative Breast Cancer Surgery In this type of surgery, only the tumor or a part of the breast is removed. The rest of the breast is conserved. There are two types of conservative breast surgery.
Non-Conservative Breast Cancer Surgery Removal of the whole breast is a non-conservative surgery and is known as mastectomy. They may or may not be followed by radiotherapy. Mastectomy may be of diffeent types, depending on the amount of tissue removed.