How to Plan for Mastectomy Surgery
Being diagnosed with breast cancer will throw your life into turmoil. But with good planning, proper treatment and a positive attitude, your chances of recovery will improve. If a mastectomy is necessary, use the following steps to plan for surgery....
edit]. Before the operation everyone will meet with the surgeon a few days before
the surgery or even the day before. During this ...
A mastectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means you are
unconscious (asleep) during the surgery. The surgeon removes all of the breast ...
May 16, 2013 ... what to expect from mastectomy breast cancer surgery.
is the surgical removal of a breast.
Some techniques may not be able to be considered, depending upon the location and severity of the cancer. The surgery
is done under general anesthesia and typically lasts 2 to 3 hours, although it may take longer if a... More »
Surgery is often needed to remove a breast tumor. Options for this include breast-
conserving surgery and mastectomy. The breast can be reconstructed at the ...
Mastectomy — Overview covers definition, preparation, risks of this breast cancer
Jun 6, 2014 ... Read about mastectomy types (simple, total, radical, modified radical),
preventative surgery, risks and complications, breast reconstruction, and ...
For those with early-stage breast cancer, mastectomy may be one treatment
option. Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy), in which only the tumor is
May 1, 2014 ... Before my mastectomy, I'd never undergone even a minor surgery or needed
pain medications. But as I learned, pain management can be a ...