What is removed in a partial mastectomy?
Listen to pronunciation. (PAR-shul ma-STEK-toh-mee) An operation to remove the cancer and some normal tissue around it, but not the breast itself. Some lymph nodes under the arm may be removed for biopsy. Part of the chest wall lining may also be removed if the cancer is near it.
Is a partial mastectomy considered major surgery?
Mastectomy is considered a major surgery for the below reasons: The procedure involves permanent removal of either one or both breasts, which itself is a major risk factor. Usually, the procedure may last up to 4 hours depending on the severity of the disease. It is performed under general anesthesia.
What do you need to know about a partial mastectomy?
Partial Mastectomy for Breast Cancer. A partial mastectomy involves the surgical removal of cancerous breast tissue along with a rim of surrounding healthy tissue that will be used for further testing. Similar to a lumpectomy but generally more extensive, this procedure allows for the preservation of the remaining noncancerous breast tissue…
Which is less invasive, a lumpectomy or a mastectomy?
Partial mastectomy is a less invasive surgery than removing the breast completely and it has been proven as effective as mastectomy in removing cancer and preventing recurrence in early-stage breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Lumpectomy is often the first treatment option for women with the early form of cancer.
How to get a partial mastectomy at Moffitt Cancer Center?
Contact Moffitt to learn more about partial mastectomy and other breast cancer surgery techniques. No referrals are required; call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online.
What should I expect in 3 weeks after mastectomy?
Please give yourself time, 3 weeks is not long for such a major surgery. Your body has been though so much, take more time and rest. You’re not lazy, not one little bit. Also, those pain meds will help you feel better over all sooner, take them if your in pain. Its hard work healing, give your body that time and rest to get all better.