This page provides information about mastectomy, the removal of breast tissue to treat or prevent breast cancer. Learn about the different types of mastectomy, woman’s options for reconstruction, and potential risks with breast surgery.
Review Date: March 26, 2013
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
This document discusses preventive mastectomy--a surgical procedure for the removal of one or both breasts to prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Review Date: July 23, 2012
NIH National Cancer Institute