A lumpectomy is a surgical procedure to remove malignant or other abnormal breast tissue with some healthy tissue around it. It is often also called a partial mastectomy, as we are only removing a part of the breast.
A mastectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all of the breast tissue in a patient with breast cancer or for a patient who has a very high risk of developing breast cancer in the future.
BRCA 1 And BRCA 2 Gene Testing
While the specific cause of breast cancer is often unknown, a certain number of women may be genetically predisposed to developing this disease. Women with the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation carry an inherited risk of developing breast cancer.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a diagnostic surgical procedure performed to determine whether cancer has spread into the lymphatic system from its original site. The sentinel node is the first node to which the cancer spreads after leaving its site of origin.