How Has Breast Cancer Surgery Changed?

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Probably the biggest advancement in doing mastectomy surgery is the advancement in the cosmetic results, we've evolved from the 60s and the 70s where we recently is that I'm doing radical mastectomies that involve not only removing the breast but involving the underlying muscles the pectroralis muscle which left a woman with a significant chest wall deformity and concavity to not removing the muscle as we started picking up the cancers, earlier and earlier to doing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction, to doing mastectomies in a significant number of women which are now sparing the apples and so forth with through minimal incisions.

I think the biggest advancement has been in what's made the option of mastectomy slightly more palatable to women over the last 10 to 20 years has been the improvements in the reconstructive techniques that give many women very very acceptable and desirable cosmetic results.