Dr. Darrin Hansen Performs a Breast Cancer Lumpectomy


As part of their treatment, most women with breast cancer will need to undergo surgery. Often in earlier stages when the cancer is small and contained, a lumpectomy (or partial mastectomy) will be performed.

Our columnist, Jessica Grono, describes her lumpectomy experience.

In this video from 2013, Dr. Darrin Hansen takes viewers through a breast lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure on a breast cancer patient. Note: the film shows footage from an actual surgical procedure and some viewers may find the scenes uncomfortable to watch.

Dr. Hansen explains that following a lumpectomy, the doctor will be able to decide on the next course of treatment which may be chemotherapy, radiation therapy, a full mastectomy or a combination.

Dr. Julie Billar talks about the changes that women might experience in their breasts following a lumpectomy.

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