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.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
WebMD explains different options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
Breast Reconstruction Without Implants
Learn about breast reconstruction that doesn't involve implants.
WebMD offers a a brief overview of reconstructive surgery, such as those for birth defects and damage caused by injuries and cancer.
Lumpectomy (Partial Mastectomy)
Learn about lumpectomy and partial mastectomy, breast-conserving procedures performed after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Breast Cancer Survivors: Fashion Hints After Your Mastectomy
Find comfortable and attractive bras, swimsuits, even outfits for a night out on the town, after breast cancer surgery.
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 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 Jennifer Mukai: Choosing Double Mastectomy Over Lumpectomy
Breast cancer survivor Jennifer Mukai talks about deciding to get a double mastectomy instead of a lumpectomy.