Preparing For Treatment
Preparing For Breast Surgery
Making the decision to undergo breast surgery (mastectomy) as part of your breast cancer treatment plan is a courageous move in your fight to overcome breast cancer. A mastectomy is major surgery and can be a very emotional experience.
Preparing For Chemotherapy
You’ve met with your medical oncologist (a doctor specialising in cancer treatment with medication), you’re aware of the risks and benefits of chemotherapy (using anti-cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells) and you’ve decided to go for it.
What to Expect After Surgery
Most women with breast cancer would have breast surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy) as part of their cancer treatment plan. Breast surgery is a major operation and like any other major operation you need to take extra care of yourself, physically and mentally, during your recovery.