Our team members are experts at breast cancer care, and have developed a special team approach to create a care plan that meets the needs of each of our patients and their support persons. Care may include one or more types of treatments, provided by highly trained medical professionals and others health care professionals. The breast surgical oncology team provides consultation and a variety of treatment options for pre-cancer and cancer diagnoses. Most women with breast cancer will commonly have some type of surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible. Surgery may also be followed by other treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation therapy. Surgery may also be performed to:.
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Surgery for Breast Cancer
Jump to navigation. In women with metastatic breast cancer when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body , what is the effectiveness of breast surgery mastectomy: removal of the whole breast including nipple and areola, or lumpectomy: removal of the tumour and breast tissue around it but preserving the nipple and areola combined with medical treatment such as chemotherapy and hormone therapy compared to medical treatment alone? Metastatic breast cancer is considered an incurable disease with poor prognosis , although some women can live for many years. It is traditionally treated only with medical treatment. Breast surgery was believed to be palliative and performed only to relieve symptoms such as local bleeding, infection, or pain. With the development of new medications, women with metastatic breast cancer are living longer, and breast surgery could benefit this group of women. Retrospective data i.
Types of breast cancer surgery
Most women with breast cancer will have some type of surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible. Surgery may also be followed by other treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation therapy. This procedure is also called a partial mastectomy.
Back to Breast cancer in women. You may have one of these treatments, or a combination. The type or combination of treatments you have will depend on how the cancer was diagnosed and the stage it's at. Breast cancer diagnosed at screening may be at an early stage, but breast cancer diagnosed when you have symptoms may be at a later stage and require a different treatment.