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Mastectomy is surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible).
New imaging technology could reduce the need for additional cancer surgeries

New imaging technology could reduce the need for additional cancer surgeries

Study finds shorter course of radiation therapy given after mastectomy to be safe and effective

Study finds shorter course of radiation therapy given after mastectomy to be safe and effective

Study finds high degree of discordance between Myriad Genetics and public database in BRCA1 and BRCA2 variant classifications

Study finds high degree of discordance between Myriad Genetics and public database in BRCA1 and BRCA2 variant classifications

Different therapies for early-stage breast cancer show wide variations in cost-effectiveness

Different therapies for early-stage breast cancer show wide variations in cost-effectiveness

Study examines interaction between patients' desire for CPM and surgeons' duty to minimize harm

Study examines interaction between patients' desire for CPM and surgeons' duty to minimize harm

Study: Major databases provide varying estimates of racial gaps in IBR after mastectomy

Study: Major databases provide varying estimates of racial gaps in IBR after mastectomy

Phase-contrast X-ray imaging could identify tumors earlier

Phase-contrast X-ray imaging could identify tumors earlier

Study explores links between genetic susceptibility and heterogeneous phenotypes of lymphedema

Study explores links between genetic susceptibility and heterogeneous phenotypes of lymphedema

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy offered less often to older women, study finds

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy offered less often to older women, study finds

Study finds under and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients

Study finds under and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients

Mayo Clinic to test vaccine for providing lifelong immunity against precancerous breast lesions

Mayo Clinic to test vaccine for providing lifelong immunity against precancerous breast lesions

Breast conserving therapy better than mastectomy in early-stage breast cancer patients

Breast conserving therapy better than mastectomy in early-stage breast cancer patients

Study: Half of women treated for early stage breast cancer report severe side effects

Study: Half of women treated for early stage breast cancer report severe side effects

Oncotype DX test can help guide treatment decisions and enable personalized care before breast cancer surgery

Oncotype DX test can help guide treatment decisions and enable personalized care before breast cancer surgery

Increase in double mastectomy is “striking,” says study

Increase in double mastectomy is “striking,” says study

Survey finds substantial use of CPM procedure among women with unilateral breast cancer

Survey finds substantial use of CPM procedure among women with unilateral breast cancer

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

New optical fiber probe could help differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissue during surgery

New optical fiber probe could help differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissue during surgery

Immediate breast reconstruction can help avoid period of psychosocial distress linked to mastectomy

Immediate breast reconstruction can help avoid period of psychosocial distress linked to mastectomy