This page provides information about mastectomy, the removal of breast tissue to treat or prevent breast cancer. Learn about the different types of mastectomy, woman’s options for reconstruction, and potential risks with breast surgery.
Review Date: December 23, 2014
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
This document discusses preventive mastectomy--a surgical procedure for the removal of one or both breasts to prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Review Date: December 01, 2014
NIH National Cancer Institute
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