Mastectomy

Deciding Between Mastectomy and Lumpectomy
Health Queens Courier Staff 10/06/2012 at 1:13AM

Courtesy Susan G. Komen for the Cure It may be hard to decide whether to have a mastectomy or a lumpectomy (also called breast conserving surgery). First, talk to your surgeon and see if you are a candidate for lumpectomy plus radiation, or if you need a mastectomy. If both are options, weigh the risks [...]