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.
Your Options for Breast Cancer Treatment
No single treatment is right for every person with breast cancer. Learn more about your many options.
Diagnosed With Breast Cancer: Now What?
Finding out you have breast cancer is huge news. Here's what you can do to help you deal with your diagnosis and plan for what's ahead.
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 Overview
Learn more from WebMD about the various types of breast cancer surgery.
Treatment Choices for Advanced Breast Cancer
Will you need surgery, chemo. radiation, or other treatments?
Feel Your Best During Treatment for Breast Cancer
What you can do to counter fatigue, nausea, and other side effects.
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.
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.