Surgery is a mainstay treatment for early breast cancer
Patients with breast cancer can be treated with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal and targeted therapies.
Patients with eBC usually undergo surgery to remove the tumour. Depending on the size and stage of the cancer, a patient may receive one of the following procedures:
- A lumpectomy: only the lump or area of cancer is removed.
- A quadrantectomy: about a quarter of the breast tissue is removed.
- A mastectomy: the whole breast is removed.