Surgery Choices & Treatment Decisions

There are several types of surgery that may be used to treat breast cancer. The right surgery for you will depend on a number of these factors:

Surgery Choices

The types of surgery commonly used today are:

Talk to your surgeon, their nurse or the nurse educator at Breast Cancer Centre of Hope for more information around these procedures. Understanding the surgeon's recommendations will help you make an informed decision and one that is right for you.

Treatment Decisions

For those whose cancer is invasive, a number of tests may be recommended to determine if the cancer has spread to any other area of your body. These tests may include:

The results of these tests along with the pathology report will assist your Oncologist (cancer doctor) make treatment recommendations for you. These may include:

You may also be asked to consider participating in a Clinical Trial where you may be part of establishing the effectiveness of a new treatment option or plan.