Skip to content

    Breast Cancer Health Center

    Breast Cancer Surgery Directory

    There are several types of breast cancer surgeries, each one removing a different amount of tissue. A specific type of surgery may be necessary because of the size or type of breast cancer that is found, but common types are lumpectomy, total mastectomy, radical mastectomy, and partial mastectomy, as well as other types. Often after surgery, radiation is used to be sure all cancer cells are gone. After a mastectomy, some choose to undergo a surgery called breast reconstruction, which replaces skin, breast tissue, and the nipple. The goal of this surgery is to restore the appearance of the breast. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how breast cancer surgeries are performed, why certain types of surgery are chosen, what to expect, and much more.

    Medical Reference

    Features

    Thumbnail: Treatment Choices for Advanced Breast Cancer

    Will you need surgery, chemo. radiation, or other treatments?

    Read Full Article

    Video

    Slideshows & Images

    News Archive

    Today on WebMD

    Breast Cancer Overview
    From mammograms to living after treatment.
    Dealing with breast cancer
    Get answers to your questions.
     
    woman having mammogram
    The 3 latest tips to know.
    woman undergoing breast cancer test
    Most abnormalities aren’t breast cancer.
     
    Resolved To Quit Smoking
    VIDEO
    Breast Cancer Treatments Improving
    Article
     
    Woman getting mammogram
    Article
    Screening Tests for Women
    Article
     
    serious woman
    Article
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    QUIZ
     
    what is your cancer risk
    Article
    breast cancer survivors
    Article