What is the prognosis after recurrence? Treatment options overview Surgical treatment options include mastectomy or breast conservation therapy BCT. Mastectomy is an operation to remove the entire breast, and usually the entire nipple. Often an axillary armpit sampling is also done which removes the glands under the arm called axillary nodes. Mastectomy sometimes requires a hospital stay.
Breast Cancer Cell Examined Up Close, Under An Electron Microscope (PHOTO)
Cancer cells spread way earlier than thought, seeding metastases
Breast Cancer When your breast was biopsied, the samples taken were studied under the microscope by a specialized doctor with many years of training called a pathologist. The pathologist sends your doctor a report that gives a diagnosis for each sample taken. Information in this report will be used to help manage your care. The questions and answers that follow are meant to help you understand medical language you might find in the pathology report from a breast biopsy , such as a needle biopsy or an excision biopsy. In a needle biopsy, a needle is used to remove a sample of an abnormal area. An excision biopsy removes the entire abnormal area, often with some of the surrounding normal tissue. An excision biopsy is much like a type of breast-conserving surgery called a lumpectomy.
Understanding Your Pathology Report: Breast Cancer
Correspondence to: Bao-ning Zhang, MD. Received Apr 1; Accepted Apr Copyright Gland Surgery. All rights reserved.
Approved by the Cancer. You will learn about the different types of treatments doctors use for people with breast cancer. Use the menu to see other pages. This section explains the types of treatments that are the standard of care for early-stage and locally advanced breast cancer. When making treatment plan decisions, you are encouraged to consider clinical trials as an option.