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Lumpectomy or Mastectomy? How to Decide
09 Jul 2016

Lumpectomy or Mastectomy? How to Decide

As part of early breast cancer treatment, you may be able to choose between a mastectomy or a lumpectomy with radiation. You may also wish that someone would just decide for you. Read on for the basics to help you decide whether to get a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Are you worrying about making the wrong choice? Are you wondering if you’ll be second-guessing your decision should the cancer...

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Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy
30 Apr 2016

Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy

A lumpectomy involves the removal of just the tumor found in the breast, and some of the non-cancerous tissue surrounding it–not the entire breast as with a mastectomy. This surgical procedure conserves the breast, which is good. Unfortunately, it leaves the breast with a dent, bulge, or imperfection near the surgical site. After a lumpectomy the breast or breasts are likely to be different in...

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21 Mar 2016

Breast Reconstruction After a Lumpectomy: Patricia Velasques’s Story

So often, when we talk about breast reconstruction, we focus the conversation on the options available to women who’ve had a mastectomy. This makes sense, because without a doubt, these women face profound changes in their shape that can impact so much of their day-to-day life. However, breast reconstruction can also occur for women who’ve had a lumpectomy (sometimes referred to as a breast-conserving surgery)....

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How One Globe-Trotting Grandmother Faced Her Breast Cancer
30 Dec 2015

How One Globe-Trotting Grandmother Faced Her Breast Cancer

From Diagnosis to Reconstruction   Sometimes society holds stereotypes, imagining the quiet, meek woman who slowly falls ill with frightening diseases like cancer. We rarely expect the active, fit, and healthy to show up as sick. Yet, Vicki Lucas reminds us that breast cancer is not limited by lifestyles or stereotypes.   Living on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah, Vicki is a busy...

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Breast Surgery: What to Expect
04 Sep 2015

Breast Surgery: What to Expect

Throughout your adolescent and adult years, you may have felt your breasts were a symbol of your womanhood. You may feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or frightened listening to your physician discuss disfiguring or removing one or both breasts entirely. Deciding which procedure to undergo wreaks havoc on your emotions, often raising a lot of fear and doubt about the surgical process. If you are not given a...

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