From the Susan Komen Foundation, with a solid report on the pros and
cons mastectomy and breast conserving surgery, related illustrations,
plus a Flash tutorial on types of local therapy.
Cancer Surgery Choices
from NCI with a brief overview, information on staging, lymph nodes
and lymphedema, useful charts comparing lumpectomy, breast-sparing surgery
Myths About Breast Cancer Surgery
Addressing some common misconceptions including information on metastatic
breast cancer, radiation, lymph node removal.
Procedures for Breast Cancer
More information from the American Cancer Society on available options
including a discussion on how surgeons decide on suitable operations
with more on lumpectomy, mastectomy and lymph node removal, pre-operative
preparation and post-operative care.
WebMD guide to the topic with related illustrations and information
on lumpectomy, partial or segmental mastectomy, total mastectomy, modified
radical, and radical mastectomy.
to Know About Surgery for Breast Cancer
Ten-page tutorial on the topic from the Women's Cancer Network with
detailed information on staging, sentinel node biopsy, types of surgery,
radiation therapy, chemotherapy and drug therapies.
Prophylactic Breast Surgery
Questions to ask and facts to consider for those who are genetically
prone or otherwise at high risk, including related links to more information.