Breast Cancer Surgery
Women today have many choices to make when facing breast cancer surgery – the biggest of which is usually choosing between breast conservation or breast removal. Luckily, new advancements in both options are giving women more choices, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results than ever before.
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center offers the most advanced surgical treatment for breast cancer available today – from biopsy to mastectomy, our surgeons will address your concerns about their appearance without compromising the effectiveness of treatment. Many times, our surgeons perform breast surgeries alongside a plastic surgeon so that breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time the cancer is removed. This eliminates the need for multiple operations, which has been the standard in the past.
We offer many tissue-sparing surgical approaches to breast cancer treatment, including nipple-sparing mastectomies and oncoplastic techniques. Our treatment options include:
- Needle Biopsy
- Excisional Biopsy
- Duct Excision
- Oncoplastic Surgery
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Axillary Node Dissection
Treatment is based on many individual factors, including the type and stage of the cancer. We strive to help you understand the disease and we will work with you to determine which option is best.