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Breast cancer - mastectomy information and locations in Mexico

Breast cancer occurs when the breast cells begin to grow abnormally and spread through the breast and other parts of the body. The disease can form in the milk-producing ducts, the glandular tissue, or other breast tissue.
After diagnosing and establishing the stage of breast cancer, the oncologist determines the treatment options. Most breast cancers are treated with a mastectomy, this surgery consists of removing cancer from the breast and surrounded tissue. Some patients can receive additional treatment like chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation.

Types of breast cancer surgery

Lumpectomy
This surgery is done on early-stage breast cancer. The specialist does a small incision over the tumor, then removes the tumor and surrounded tissue.
Total mastectomy
Concentrates on removing the entire breast, such as areola, nipple, and breast tissue. You can have immediate or later breast reconstruction, contact any of our plastic surgeons to get more information.
Modified radical mastectomy
Involves the removal of breast tissue and lymph nodes. The specialist leaves the muscles from beneath the breast.
Partial mastectomy
Consists of removing the cancerous part of the breast tissue. Unlike lumpectomy, in this procedure more tissue is removed.
Nipple-sparing mastectomy
A very similar procedure to a simple mastectomy, except that it maintains the nipple, allowing a plastic surgeon to perform a breast reconstruction afterward.
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Benefits
Save up to 48%
Minimal downtime
Can preserve your breasts
Reduces the risk of recurrence
Can avoid radiation therapy
Breast cancer
Procedure: 2 hrs.
Hospital stay: 2 - 3 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 1 day
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled with the surgical oncologist after 7 - 12 days from breast cancer surgery. Patients are clear for flying after 1 day from breast cancer surgery.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Breast cancer - mastectomy frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the procedure.
Am I a candidate for a mastectomy?
Candidates for this procedure are women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Some women who find themselves at a high risk of developing cancer choose to have a mastectomy to reduce the chances of developing it in the future.
How do I prepare for a mastectomy?
Before surgery, your doctor will perform a mammogram in addition to a biopsy to locate the tumor; in some cases, an MRI might also be necessary. Surgeons recommend you to stop eating at least 12 hours before surgery and will discuss with you if you need to stop taking certain medications.
What can I expect after surgery?
You will have to take some precautions to improve your recovery period, like replacing the bandages over your incision and having to exercise your arm to improve your strength.
Can I have a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy?
Breast reconstruction can be done during the same surgery or later. Some patients need to wait after chemotherapy or radiation. Visit our breast surgery section to get more information about the procedure and top specialists.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.