Breast Cancer & Mastectomy
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the UK and in 2007 nearly 48,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, that’s around 125 women a day.
Breast cancer survival rates have been improving for forty years now and more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before. In the Seventies around 5 out of 10 women with breast cancer would survive the disease but today more than 8 women out of 10 diagnosed with breast cancer will survive the disease beyond five years.
Mastectomy is one of the
most common surgical treatment methods for women breast cancer. A mastectomy
involves the surgical removal of one both breasts. The breast(s) can be removed
in its entirety or just partially. A mastectomy may also be carried out as a preventative measures for women who are at
an extremely high risk for developing breast cancer.