All That You Should Know About Breast Cancer Surgery

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in American women. Breast cancer can affect both men and women, although it affects women significantly more.

The improvement of breast cancer detection and therapy has been boosted by significant support for breast cancer awareness and research funding. Breast cancer survival rates have grown, and the number of fatalities connected with the disease has progressively decreased. Factors such as early diagnosis, regular breast exams, a new customized approach to therapy or surgery, and a better knowledge of the disease are reasons for this.

What is Breast Cancer Surgery?

Breast cancer surgery is an important part of breast cancer treatment that involves surgically removing the malignant tumor. Surgery for breast cancer can be used alone or in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy.

Breast cancer surgery may be an option for patients who have a very high risk of developing breast cancer in the future. The surgery is intended to remove cancer cells from your breast. If you select breast reconstruction, a procedure to put breast implants or reconstruct a breast from your own tissue (flap surgery) may be performed at the same time or later.

What is the Procedure?

Far North Surgery features a team of experienced surgeons who have treated breast reduction, benign breast tumors, and other breast issues with surgical therapy.

For individuals who are at high risk of developing breast cancer, we also provide preventative treatment and diagnostic biopsies. Breast cancer surgery includes different procedures, such as:

  • Surgery to remove the entire breast (mastectomy)
  • Surgery to remove some part of the breast tissue (lumpectomy)
  • Surgery to remove nearby lymph nodes
  • Surgery to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy

If you are considering breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy, we have a team of breast reconstruction specialists who can advise you on all of the most recent and creative treatments available.

It is suggested that you talk with your surgeon if you are thinking about having breast reconstruction surgery or if you have already decided to have one.

What is the recovery time?

The pain and the swelling will get over within two weeks. However, you should avoid all kinds of strenuous work and exercise for at least six weeks for complete recovery.

Why choose Far North Surgery for Breast Augmentation?

At Far North, we proudly have a team of the most efficient surgeons with excellent preventive care facilities. We also have diagnostic biopsies available for you if you choose to opt for them. If you plan to go for breast surgery, give us a call to discuss further.


Dr. Madhu Prasad, M.D., FACS

Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients.

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