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How common is reconstructive surgery after a male mastectomy?

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Men usually don't get reconstructive surgery with implants. That's because they don't help with the shape of a man's chest. But your doctor can make the affected breast look more natural and reconstruct your nipple.

From: What Is a Male Mastectomy? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society: Surgery for Breast Cancer in Men, Treatment of Breast Cancer in Men, by Stage. """"

Breastcancer.org: Rates of Preventive Double Mastectomy in Men Nearly Doubles. ""

Cancer Research UK: Breast Cancer in Men. ""

Mayo Clinic: Male breast cancer: Definition, Male breast cancer: Treatment and drugs. """"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Surgery for Male Breast Cancer. ""

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 23, 2017

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American Cancer Society: Surgery for Breast Cancer in Men, Treatment of Breast Cancer in Men, by Stage. """"

Breastcancer.org: Rates of Preventive Double Mastectomy in Men Nearly Doubles. ""

Cancer Research UK: Breast Cancer in Men. ""

Mayo Clinic: Male breast cancer: Definition, Male breast cancer: Treatment and drugs. """"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Surgery for Male Breast Cancer. ""

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 23, 2017

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