Handling Of Breast Lumps Should I Lift The Entire Breast?

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Hello, I’m a 20-year-old woman with lumps in both of my breasts. I’ve had it for almost 3 years, from last year I felt that my right breast lumps grew faster. After I checked I was affected by phyllodes type breast tumor. The current size is about 7cm right and 5cm left. What I want to ask if I make the decision for surgery is only the lump removed or my whole breast? Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Zeline,

Removal of all breast tissue (with or without other tissues such as lymph nodes) is also known as mastectomy. This procedure is recommended and performed by a doctor if there are the following indications:

 There are lumps with cancer manifestations or suspected cancer. The tissue is affected so broadly that partial removal is not possible. There is cancer-related inflammation in the breast. Tumors larger than 5 cm (relative indications) Direct examination is needed to determine whether your condition can be treated with tumor tissue only or whole breast and for that you should discuss this with the doctor who treats you because of course the doctor who treats you is more understanding about your condition as a whole than just through an online consultation.

Ask questions that are not yet clear with your doctor and discuss treatment steps that can be taken by your doctor so that you can determine the treatment that suits your conditions and needs.

Here are articles related to your question:

Breast lumps are not necessarily cancer

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