Types of Male Breast Cancer Surgery
Most men with breast cancer will have surgery as part of the treatment. Types of surgery performed to treat male breast cancer include:
- Lumpectomy or partial mastectomy: This is a breast-conserving surgery in which only the cancer and some of the surrounding normal breast tissue is removed. It is typically followed by radiation.
- Mastectomy: The entire breast is removed in this procedure, along with surrounding tissue in some cases. There are several different types of mastectomies, and the type of surgery performed will depend on the size of the tumor and how far the cancer has spread.
- Lymph node surgery: One or more of the lymph nodes under the arms may be removed and examined under a microscope to determine if the cancer has spread to the lymph system. This is an important factor in determining the appropriate treatment.
Your health is important to us at Beverly Hills Cancer Center. Our primary goal is to do everything possible to cure every patient’s cancer. If you have been diagnosed with male breast cancer, we will work diligently to design a treatment plan with maximum effectiveness and minimum discomfort for you.
- American Cancer Society: What are the Key Statistics About Breast Cancer in Men?