Getting Rid Of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer when it comes to women. Diagnosis and treatment, by now, have developed a lot and the number of cured patients has increased. The earlier detection is one of the factors that helped much in this survival rate, but also a better understanding of this issue and a new personalized approach.
Symptoms of breast cancer
Breast symptoms can be different for every woman. Some of the most common symptoms are a lump and thickening, which is different than the rest of the breast tissue, but there are other symptoms on which you should pay attention.
Those are changes in size, appearance, and shape of the breast. Dimpling of the breast skin, inverted nipple, flaking, crusting, peeling and scaling of the areola, redness of the skin over are some of the possible signs that you should visit your doctor.
When breast cancer is diagnosed
Breast cancer should be operated and removed. There are a few ways that a breast cancer surgeon Sydney can do the surgery, depending on your situation. The reason why surgery is done is to remove the whole area where cancer has progressed and that surgery is knowns as mastectomy or to remove just the smaller part of the breast when the cancer is in the initial phase.
In some cases, mastectomy has to be done
Some smaller surgeries can be performed to check if cancer has spread on the lymph nodes under the arm, and that procedure is known as sentinel lymph node biopsy. After breast cancer surgery, you can consider breast reconstruction surgery. This procedure is designed to return the look and shape of the part where your breast has to be removed due to breast cancer.
Breast reconstruction surgery
If you decide to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, there are two main options:
- Implants, which can be saline or silicone
- Skin flap surgery or autologous, where the doctor will use tissue from another part of the body to reconstruct your breast
Usually, women decide to undergo breast reconstruction surgery with implants. A similar procedure, the professional breast augmentation at Breast & Body Clinic, can be done on the women who wish to enhance their breasts and give them better symmetry.
Ways of implant placement
If you wish to have breast reconstructive surgery during your breast cancer surgery, that is possible, and you should discuss that with your doctor, who will then prepare the plan for you. Of course, your doctor will do the evaluation for breast reconstruction, and he will determine if you are the right candidate.
Some factors will affect this decision and that can be overall health, smoking, other cancer treatments, should surgery include one or both breasts, how fast the person wants to recover and some others.
Surgery usually follows breast cancer, and after this procedure, you can decide if you want to undergo breast reconstruction procedure. The doctor will follow you through the whole process, and he will explain in detail how these procedures will look like.