For most patients with breast cancer, surgery is the main part of the treatment process. We have the expertise and capabilities to treat advanced breast tumors that involve the chest wall, and we also perform palliative surgeries to eliminate pain and increase your comfort level.
Whenever possible, and depending on your individual preferences, breast-conserving surgery would be performed (also known as breast conservation therapy). Range of advanced oncoplastic surgical techniques can be preferred for breast reconstruction.
Most patients with breast cancer have some type of surgery as part of their treatment. There are different types of breast surgery, and it may be done for different reasons, depending on the situation. For example, surgery may be done to:
- 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 lymph node dissection)
- Restore the breast’s shape after the cancer is removed (breast reconstruction)
- Relieve symptoms of advanced cancer