Many women who suffer from breast cancer choose to have a mastectomy (the total removal of one or both breasts) or a lumpectomy (the partial removal of one or both breasts) as part of their treatment. While mastectomies are often the most effective treatment against breast cancer, more often than not, they leave the patient […]
The stages of breast cancer are listed in numerical order, 0 through IV, with each order signaling a more advanced stage of breast cancer. Knowing a patient’s stage helps the patient and doctor understand the prognosis, as well as talk about it with others. Each stage is based on four determining factors: Although there are […]
Metastatic breast cancer, or advanced breast cancer, is cancer that has spread from the breast to the lymph nodes or other organs, including bone, brain, lungs, and liver. Most women with this diagnosis have already completed treatment for stage I, II, or III breast cancer. Unlike other forms of cancer, metastatic breast cancer is chronic […]
Once you decide to undergo a mastectomy because of breast cancer, the next question that comes to mind is how to find a plastic surgeon for breast reconstruction. There are some factors to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon. Breast reconstruction is a delicate procedure, both physically and emotionally. Here are a few things to […]
If you receive a call from your doctor saying you should consider a mastectomy, to remove a cancerous breast or to prevent the possibility of breast cancer, it can leave you feeling shocked and overwhelmed. Beyond the trauma of receiving a mastectomy recommendation, there are several different options for mastectomies.