What type of surgery is done for breast cancer?

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Learn more about the two most common types of breast cancer surgery.

Two of the most common types of breast cancer surgery are lumpectomy and mastectomy. 

  • Lumpectomy

A lumpectomy is a breast-conserving surgery that involves a surgeon removing the breast tumor and a small rim of tissue around it. Unlike a mastectomy, only a portion of the breast is removed. 

While the rest of the breast does remain intact, the appearance of the breast after a lumpectomy varies depending on how much tissue was removed and where the tumor was located. 

  • Mastectomy

A mastectomy is a surgery to remove the entire breast. In some cases, this includes removing the nipple and areola. Other surrounding tissue, such as the lymph nodes, can be removed as well. 

Dealing with breast cancer and breast cancer surgery can be a trying situation for the strongest of women. Dr. Ed Clifford and Surgical Group of North Texas strive to provide the latest treatments for breast cancer, including the SAVI® applicator 5-day breast cancer treatment. Learn more about breast cancer treatment at SGNT

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Accolades: Immediate Past Chief of Staff at Baylor Scott &White (BSW)  Medical Center Irving; Medical Director Oncology Services Baylor Scot& White Medical Center Irving

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Accolades: Chief of Surgery Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine; Medical Director Surgical Services Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine; Medical Director Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Baylor Scott &White Medical Center Grapevine

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Accolades: Chief of Surgery Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Irving, Membership and Credentials Committee BSW Irving, Surgical Quality Committee BSW Irving, Physician Advisory Council BSW Medical Center Irving

Dr. Julio Rivera

Accolades: Hernia Committee Medical City Alliance

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