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Helping you through breast cancer treatment

Surgery

Most of us who are diagnosed with breast cancer will need to undergo surgery of some type. In this section of the website you will find information about the different types of surgery and what you can do to prepare for yours.

Let’s cut to the chase: Surgery for breast cancer – Lists the options for breast cancer surgery.

Taking out those lymph nodes: Auxiliary node dissection  – This section gives practical advice on having lymph nodes removed.

Alert! Lymphoedema risk – This section provides information on lymphoedema and how to avoid it.

Lumpectomy, mastectomy and breast reconstruction   – This section provides links to more information on lumpectomy, mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

Surgery Prep & Planning Printable Checklist – This is a printable checklist of the things you need to organise at home and for the hospital for when you have your surgery,

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