Breast surgery may be recommended if a lump has been found in your breast. A breast lump may be benign or malignant. Benign lumps are not cancerous and do not spread to other parts of the body. Malignant lumps are cancerous and the majority of these will require surgical excision.
It is important to understand that breast surgery for cancer is not cosmetic surgery. The appearance of the breast after surgery will be different than before surgery.
At the time of consultation and after a thorough examination, the doctor will recommend the best treatment for you. Depending on the surgery that has been deemed appropriate, accompanying surgery such as axillary dissection or sentinel node biopsy may be considered as an addition to breast surgery. This can be discussed further at the time of consultation.