Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sparing the nipple is okay.

This is another message from blogger Dr. Robert Brueck MD, who practices plastic surgery in Fort Myers.

Plastic surgeons were always concerned that sparing the nipple during mastectomy may cause a greater recurrence following breast cancer surgery.

A recent article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that 20 years of research shows there is NO greater incidence of breast cancer in nipple sparing mastectomies.

This technique however is not right for all women. Women with more advanced cancer or large pendulous breasts may require a standard mastectomy.

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