Mastectomy: Definition, Types, Risks, Before, During and After Surgery

What is mastectomy? Mastectomy is surgery to remove the affected breast. A large amount of mastectomies is carried out for treatment of breast cancer in women, although men can develop breast cancer, a mastectomy is

Lumpectomy: Breast-Conserving Surgery

You’ve probably heard doctors pronounced words, such as excisional biopsy, lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, re-excision, quadrantectomy, and wedge resection. Organ-conserving surgery means that after surgery some part of the female breast is left. Technically, lumpectomy is

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: Exploring its Types and Side Effects

What is Radiation Therapy? Radiation therapy (radiotherapy) is treatment of cancer and some non-cancerous diseases with ionizing radiation. Such radiation is produced by means of special devices in which a radioactive source is used. The