Surgical treatment of breast cancer
The primary treatment for breast cancer is the removal of the tumor. This procedure, often associated with lymph node removal, must be performed by surgeons specialized in the treatment of breast cancer and working in a multidisciplinary team.
In the vast majority of cases, the breast can be preserved. When a mastectomy is necessary, it can be associated with a reconstruction, most often during the same operation.Book an appointment
Conservative treatment of the breast
This is the most common technique. It is based on the removal of the tumor, always associated with immediate repair of the breast. Post-operative radiotherapy is systematic.
This operation consists of removing the entire mammary gland. A reconstruction is always possible, often performed during the same operation.
Lymph node surgery
Removal of a few lymph nodes from the armpit is almost always necessary in cases of invasive cancer: most often, the surgeon removes only the sentinel nodes. Axillary dissection is much rarer, except when the nodes are invaded.