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: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

National Directory of Breast Professionals

This site lets you search for breast professionals and centers in your area.

Review Date: Friday, March 22, 2013

National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.

Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

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: Friday, August 28, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

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