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Reconstructive Breast Surgery following Mastectomy for Breast Cancer: A Review

Breast cancer treatment has become increasingly less ‘invasive’ over the last several decades.There has been an increased detection and treatment rate due to the initiation of clear guidelines, screening programmes, and specialist centres offering a multi-disciplinary team approach.Breast conserving therapy remains the gold standard for surgical breast cancer treatment with the aim being to preserve shape and if possible size. However, many women either opt for ormust undergo mastectomy, thus reconstruction surgery must be offered. This article provides a brief overview of various breast reconstruction techniques.

Author(s): Gurnam Virdi