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.
Tips for Recovering From Breast Cancer Surgery
Know what to expect after breast cancer surgery, from caring for incisions to range-of-motion exercises to visiting your doctor.
Breast Cancer Surgery Options
WebMD explains various kinds of breast cancer surgery.
Lumpectomy (Partial Mastectomy)
Learn about lumpectomy and partial mastectomy, breast-conserving procedures performed after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Exercise and Nutrition After Breast Cancer Surgery
After breast cancer surgery, it's important to regain your strength. WebMD offers advice on exercising and eating well as you recover.
Treatment Choices for Advanced Breast Cancer
Will you need surgery, chemo. radiation, or other treatments?
Breast Cancer Survivor Mary Manasco: Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Recurrence
Breast cancer survivor Mary Manasco, 59, talks about her lumpectomy, double mastectomy, and other breast cancer treatment.
Breast Cancer Survivor Jennifer Mukai: Choosing Double Mastectomy Over Lumpectomy
Breast cancer survivor Jennifer Mukai talks about deciding to get a double mastectomy instead of a lumpectomy.
Breast Cancer Survivor Tammy Joyner: Surprising Gift in Breast Cancer
Breast cancer survivor Tammy Joyner talks about getting her breast cancer diagnosed, having a mastectomy, and starting breast reconstruction.