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Mastectomy is surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible).
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

Hidden Scar approach minimizes visible breast cancer scars

Hidden Scar approach minimizes visible breast cancer scars

Leading cancer organizations publish new guidelines on postmastectomy radiotherapy

Leading cancer organizations publish new guidelines on postmastectomy radiotherapy

Study reveals needle biopsy hormone receptor testing for DCIS wastes millions

Study reveals needle biopsy hormone receptor testing for DCIS wastes millions

Researchers receive $2 million PCORI funding to analyze use of decision aids in breast cancer treatment

Researchers receive $2 million PCORI funding to analyze use of decision aids in breast cancer treatment

African-American women twice as likely to choose autologous breast reconstruction, study shows

African-American women twice as likely to choose autologous breast reconstruction, study shows

Study highlights more barriers to breast reconstruction than previously thought

Study highlights more barriers to breast reconstruction than previously thought