General Surgery Patient Education Center

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Breast Treatments

Lumpectomy   Mastectomy

Lumpectomy

Explains breast cancer stages, treatment with lumpectomy, risks, complications and when to call the doctor. Helps you understand radiation, chemotherapy, and psychological and social aspects of living with cancer.

 

Mastectomy

Helps you understand breast cancer stages, types of mastectomy, implant reconstruction, treatment risks and possible complications, and when to call the doctor. Also covers radiation, chemotherapy and living with cancer.

Percutaneous Breast Biopsy   Surgical Breast Biopsy

Percutaneous Breast Biopsy

Details your experience and explains results for fine-needle aspiration and image-guided core needle biopsy (percutaneous biopsies). Explains risks, complications, when to call the doctor, and breast health screening guidelines.

 

Surgical Breast Biopsy

Details your experience and explains results for open and large core surgical biopsies. Covers risks, complications, when to call the doctor, and breast health screening guidelines.

 

Breast Treatments - Video

Breast Biopsy

Describes reasons for having a biopsy and various techniques. Information is presented in a straightforward style to facilitate understanding.