Breast Cancer Surgery: Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy

Information From a Breast Surgical Oncologist

In these short videos, Mehra Golshan, MD, FACS, formerly a breast surgical oncologist at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber, explains differences between the surgical approaches of lumpectomy and mastectomy for breast cancer.

Learn more about Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center's Breast Oncology Program, and how we diagnose and treat breast cancer.

What is a lumpectomy?

Dr. Mehra Golshan explains lumpectomy surgery for breast cancer.

What is a mastectomy?

Dr. Mehra Golshan explains mastectomy surgery for breast cancer.

What are expected recovery times for lumpectomy and mastectomy?

Dr. Mehra Golshan explains the differences in recovery times for lumpectomy surgery versus mastectomy.

Do survival rates differ for lumpectomy vs. mastectomy?

Dr. Mehra Golshan discusses survival rates for women who opt for either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy.

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