Breast Cancer I 14 Treatment For Breast Cancer

Prophylactic mastectomy

In some cases, women are at such risk of breast cancer that doctors might suggest a prophylactic mastectomy. It means removing your breasts as a preventative measure to avoid breast cancer. This type of therapy is a suitable option for women with a strong genetic predisposition, known mutations in BRCA genes, and possible mutation of other genes associated with breast cancer. In these cases, patients need to consider all the benefits and risks associated with this intervention, including their psychosocial effects. In most cases, these decisions are made after examining the case with a multidisciplinary team and with breast reconstruction in mind.