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Surgical treatment

The treatment of breast cancer is primarily surgical: it involves removing the tumour, while leaving a wide enough berth to have a 'safety margin' in the best possible aesthetic conditions.

The breast can be conserved in around 70% of patients, with ablation (Mastectomy) remaining necessary in the other cases. In the case of breast-conserving treatment, thanks to oncoplastic techniques the breast that is operated on can retain a harmonious shape. In the case of Mastectomy, reconstruction is almost always possible.

It can sometimes be carried out during the same procedure as the Mastectomy (Immediate Breast Reconstruction, IBR), or if not, it can be carried out during a second procedure (Delayed Breast Reconstruction, DBR). Some women do it as soon as possible (from 6 months after the Mastectomy) and others prefer to wait.