Less-Invasive Mastectomy Safe for Many Women

More women with breast cancer are likely to benefit from a minimally invasive mastectomy, according to The research was presented on May 2, 2019, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) in Dallas. The study showed that the surgical procedure, known as a nipple-sparing mastectomy, is a safe option for a subset of patients.

During nipple-retention surgery, surgeons remove breast tissue while leaving the skin, nipple and areola in place so that they can immediately reconstruct the breast.

The study helps resolve the controversy over whether removing a smaller amount of breast tissue to improve cosmetic outcomes would impair long-term treatment chances or increase rates of surgical complications.

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