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As key members of Beaumont’s multidisciplinary cancer team, surgeons work closely with other specialists to plan and provide the most effective treatment strategy for each patient. Our minimally invasive options maximize patient comfort and permit quicker recovery times than traditional surgery, without compromising efficacy.Select patients with early-stage breast cancer may benefit from breast-conserving therapy (BCT), a technique that combines surgery with other treatments and avoids mastectomy. The surgeon and radiation oncologist can discuss the most appropriate treatment options, based on individual circumstances.
Surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible is the primary treatment for breast cancer. Today, women have many surgical options and choices. The type of surgery performed depends upon:
There are several types of breast surgery. Your physician can explain the benefits and risks of each type, in addition to answering any questions or concerns you may have prior to surgery.
There are two types of breast conservation (tissue-sparing) surgery. These include a lumpectomy and a partial (segmental) mastectomy.
If a woman does not choose a breast-conserving surgery, she may choose a mastectomy (removal of the breast). The physician may recommend a mastectomy under the following circumstances (among others):
There are three types of mastectomy. Your physician can explain the benefits and risks of each type: