Types of Breast Surgery

When you need breast retention surgery due to breast cancer, you should know exactly the types of surgery available, as breast retention surgery includes breast tumor resection ( Lumpectomy), Partial mastetomy, 1/4 mastectomy, and segmented Mastectomy (Segmental mastectomy). This procedure removes only the invasive portion of the cancer cell and preserves as normal tissue as possible. The range of breast tissue removal depends on tumor size, location, and other factors. It is important that you understand the procedure, including details such as the appearance of the post-operative scar and how many affected areas must be removed.

Who is suitable for breast surgery?

The biggest benefit of breast retention surgery is that patients can retain most of their breasts, but they usually have to undergo radiation therapy after surgery. Therefore, the following 6 conditions are suitable for patients who meet:

Unilateral breast cancer tumor less than 5 mm.
Single or multiple tumors can be removed without affecting the appearance of the breast.
Has enough breast tissue and does not deform the breast after removal.
Non-inflammatory breast cancer (Inflammatory breast cancer).
Not pregnant.

Postoperative radiotherapy.

Do some women worry that the smaller the range of breast cancer removal increases the chance of recurrence in the future? In most cases of mastectomy, complete breast removal does not provide a higher chance of survival or better treatment, and in studies that tracked thousands of patients undergoing breast retention surgery for more than 20 years show that the full removal of the breast does not have a higher survival rate.

Procedures for breast surgery

Breast retention surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours. Your doctor will use small metal vessels to insert into your breast to help identify areas that must be removed. In addition, your doctor will also check your lymph nodes. If you have swollen arms or hands, subcutaneous edema, redness, or any suspected symptoms of infection during post-surgery recovery, please notify your doctor immediately, as radiation treatment is usually required after surgery.

Precautions for Breast Surgery

A few days before surgery, you must follow the specific norms required by your physician.
Surgical procedures need to be fully understood.
Know more about post-surgical recovery and care.

Potential side effects of breast surgery?

Pain or pain when touching.
Temporary swelling.
Hard scabs at the surgical site.
The shape of the breast changes.
Pain syndrome after mastectomy, such as neuralgia in chest walls, armpits or arms

Read: Ways of Living after Cervical Cancer