What is Mastectomy?

Mastectomy refers to the surgery that is performed to remove all breast tissues from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer. There are five different types of mastectomy: “simple” or “total” mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, radical mastectomy, partial mastectomy, and subcutaneous (nipple-sparing) mastectomy.

How does Mastectomy Treatment help?

The surgery is done to decrease or prevent the risk of breast cancer development. It is a less invasive treatment and also conserves breast. This procedure has also given women ...

How is Mastectomy Treatment done?

What are the benefits and risks of Mastectomy procedure?

A surgery always comes with some benefits and risks, which is same in the case of mastectomy.

The advantages of Mastectomy treatment are:

The major benefit of the procedure is that radiation therapy can be avoided. The probability of recurrence is also very low after the procedure.

The risks associated with the Mastectomy procedure are:

  • Infection at the scar site.
  • The area of surgery becomes extra sensitive.
  • The fluid or blood may accumulate under the scar.
  • The healing procedure is a bit slow.

The surgery is not the ultimate treatment for breast cancer, but it has been very effective in a lot of cases.

How does Medanta provide care?

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