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Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies and the Rising Rate of Bilateral Mastectomies

March 3, 201512 min
Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. While the disease can have a profound impact on the patient and her loved ones, it is also one that can be effectively treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.Skin and nipple sparing surgeries as well as plastic and reconstructive procedures; individually and combined, can effectively treat breast cancer while minimizing impact to physical appearance.City of Hope offers the latest advances in the surgical management of breast cancer provided by specialized surgeons. For patients with small tumors and early-stage breast cancer, breast-conserving surgery is a treatment option providing optimal cancer surgery while achieving excellent cosmetic outcomes.Laura L. Kruper, MD is here to discuss breast cancer surgery and all the latest advancements in reconstruction 

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