What does Early Stage Breast Cancer Mean
How Does Breast cancer Spread
How is Early stages Breast cancer Treated
- Mastectomy: During total mastectomy, the surgeon removed the while breast having cancer and possibly some lymph nodes under the arm. During modified radical mastectomy, the whole breast plus many lymph nodes under the arm, the lining over the chest muscles and sometimes, the part of the chest wall muscles are removed.
- Breast sparing surgery followed by radiation therapy: Also called as breast conserving surgery includes lumpectomy and partial mastectomy. During lumpectomy, the tumor and some surrounding normal tissues are removed and during partial mastectomy, a portion of the breast containing the tumor is removed. Women having breast sparing surgery often have the lymph nodes under the arm removed. This surgery keep the breast intact- looking a lot like it did before the surgery.