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When Should You Consider a Mastectomy?

Dr. Ann Partridge Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast during surgery. There are a number of factors to weigh when considering a mastectomy, chief among them is whether breast-conserving surgery (or lumpectomy) is possible. Your doctor will look at the size and features of your tumor as well as your family history in order to make a recommendation.

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Dr. Ann Partridge is an oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the founder and director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. Read More

Treatment: Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic swelling that can occur after breast cancer surgery and radiation.


What is Lymphedema?

Dr. Dung Nguyen
Stanford Medicine

Understanding and Treating Lymphedema

Dr. Dung Nguyen
Stanford Medicine