Breast Cancer Surgery | American Cancer Society - surgery of the breast

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This heavily illustrated two-volume atlas is the most comprehensive 'how-to' reference on surgery of the breast. The world's leading surgeons.

Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery as part of their treatment. Remove as much of the cancer as possible (breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy) Find out whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes under the arm (sentinel lymph node biopsy or axillary.

Read about different types of surgery for breast cancer, including mastectomy, lumpectomy, lymph node removal, and breast reconstruction.

Learn about breast surgery options from Cleveland Clinic. Basically, these are augmentation, reduction, and reconstruction surgeries.