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 fact sheet discusses preventive mastectomy, a surgical procedure that removes one or both breasts to prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Review Date: August 28, 2015
NIH National Cancer Institute
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