Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy: Which is Better for Breast Cancer?

People with breast cancer can choose between total removal of a breast (mastectomy) or breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) followed by radiation in specific conditions. For people with only one side of cancer in the breast and a tumor less than four centimeters, a lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy is likely to be as beneficial as mastectomy. It…

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