Breast cancer is a stage-dependent type of cancer that has a 90-95% chance of treatment today. However, the sooner the diagnosis is made, the more success can be achieved. Surgery is one of the important weapons used in the treatment of breast cancer. Although there have been significant developments in this field in recent years, there have been developments in techniques as well as technology. Depending on the patient's condition, only the tumor in the breast can be removed or the entire breast can be removed.
In the treatment of breast cancer: mastectomy and lumpectomy are two surgical methods used.
It is a method used in both late and early-stage breast cancer patients. Total mastectomy, in which the entire breast is removed, and nipple-protective mastectomy can be performed in different ways depending on the patient's condition. However, in order to reduce the risk in people at high risk of breast cancer, breast tissue can be removed by applying prophylactic (protective) mastectomy for precautionary purposes.
In a mastectomy, breast tissue can be removed with the nipple, and in some cases, the skin and nipple can be protected. In these cases, prostheses should be applied instead of breast tissue.
In this procedure, which is also defined as breast-sparing surgery, only a part of the breast tissue, the tumor, and some surrounding intact tissue are removed.
Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can be treated with a multidisciplinary approach in Yeditepe University Hospitals. Diagnosis and treatment services are provided with a team to be formed according to breast surgery, medical oncology, plastic surgery, radiology, pathology, and patient needs.