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Breast Cancer Surgery | American Cancer Society breast cancer sergery


Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery as part of their treatment. Remove as much of the cancer as possible (breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy) Find out whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes under the arm (sentinel lymph node biopsy or axillary.

Read about different types of surgery for breast cancer, including mastectomy, lumpectomy, lymph node removal, and breast reconstruction.

Learn about the types of operations used to treat breast cancer, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymph node surgery and breast.