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Breast Surgery Services at Drexel Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Survivor

Surgery is one of the most common forms of breast cancer treatments. During breast cancer surgery, the surgeon removes the tumor and the surrounding tissue that might be cancerous. The goal of surgery is to remove not only the tumor, but also enough of the margin to be able to test for the spread of the cancer.

The type of surgery (lumpectomy versus mastectomy) depends on the size of the tumor as well as several other factors. Your surgeon will advise you on your options based on specific information about your breast cancer. We encourage open discussion with your doctor about the benefits and risks of each breast cancer treatment option for you.

Drexel Medicine offers the following surgical procedures for breast cancer:

  • Lumpectomy with oncoplastics repair
  • Reduction pattern lumpectomies
  • Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Skin-sparing mastectomy

Breast Health & Wellness Center

The Drexel Breast Health & Wellness Center provides comprehensive treatment for breast cancer. Our health care team is with you every step of the way following a breast cancer diagnosis. By developing meaningful, long-term relationships with our patients, we can help ensure well-being before, during and after treatment.

Learn more about the Drexel Breast Health & Wellness Center.

More on Breast Cancer

Related Drexel Doctors

Lydia Komarnicky, MD
Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology
Clinical Services: breast cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy - low and high dose

Amanda M. Woodworth, MD
Director, Breast Health and Wellness Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery
Clinical Services: breast surgery

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

The images being used are for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted is a model.

 
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