Breast Cancer Surgery
Atrium Medical Center offers many treatments for breast cancer, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy and surgery. Our team will work with you to determine the best treatment options based upon the type, stage and location of the tumor. If surgery is needed, our surgeons offer several options:
- Lumpectomy – the tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue is removed
- Partial mastectomy – the tumor and a larger amount of surrounding breast tissue is removed, potentially including the lining of the chest muscles and any affected lymph nodes
- Mastectomy – the entire breast or both breasts are removed, along with any affected lymph nodes
We also offer the option of breast reconstruction following surgery, using implants or tissue from other areas of your body.
Content Updated: December 3, 2014