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Mastectomy is surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible).
Women’s decision-making habits combined with values impact choice of breast cancer treatment

Women’s decision-making habits combined with values impact choice of breast cancer treatment

Cancer prognosis improves in young women treated with breast conserving surgery

Cancer prognosis improves in young women treated with breast conserving surgery

Study explores long-term consequences of breast surgery on woman's sensuality, sexual function

Study explores long-term consequences of breast surgery on woman's sensuality, sexual function

Study finds low rate of breast cancer recurrence after nipple-sparing mastectomy

Study finds low rate of breast cancer recurrence after nipple-sparing mastectomy

Study: Breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation have lower risk of second primary tumor

Study: Breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation have lower risk of second primary tumor

Transgender health care targeted in crusade to undo ACA

Transgender health care targeted in crusade to undo ACA

Adding a second HER2-targeted treatment may improve outcomes for some women with breast cancer

Adding a second HER2-targeted treatment may improve outcomes for some women with breast cancer

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza in advanced breast cancer

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza in advanced breast cancer

Open-access BRCA testing for inherited breast cancer enables identification of missed carriers

Open-access BRCA testing for inherited breast cancer enables identification of missed carriers

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