9 months SG-based doctor explains mastectomy (breast removal) surgery MB |LS
A mastectomy is the surgical removal of a breast, performed on women as a breast cancer treatment. In cases where possible, a lumpectomy is another surgical treatment option for these patients. Dr. Tan Yah Yuen, breast surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals in Singapore, answers questions on mastectomies. Dr. Tan Yah Yuen How do I decide on a mastectomy or lumpectomy? A lumpectomy is a surgery to remove the cancer and tissue surrounding the tumor, but not the entire breast. There are a few considerations in choosing a mastectomy over a lumpectomy, such as the patient’s emotional needs, health conditions, as ... more