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Surgery for Breast Cancer


Breast Cancer

Surgery for Breast Cancer

Most people with breast cancer have surgery to remove the cancer. You may have breast-conserving surgery or surgery to remove the entire breast. Some of the lymph nodes under the arm may also be removed to check for cancer cells.

The kind of surgery you have may depend on the size and location of your cancer and your personal preferences.

Our Breast Cancer Surgery Experts

St. Luke’s MSTI works in close collaboration with the leading breast surgeons in the region—a group of highly skilled physicians with expertise in the latest, most effective breast surgery procedures. These surgeons:

  • Collectively perform more than 500 breast surgeries each year.
  • Meet regularly with our multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists to discuss the best approaches for individual and complex cases.
  • Collaborate closely with St. Luke’s MSTI oncologists and your primary care doctor.
  • Tailor treatment to your unique needs.
  • Are available for prompt surgical consultation upon diagnosis.
  • Consult with women at high risk for breast cancer, helping them manage their screening and long-term breast health through St. Luke’s High Risk Breast Clinic.


A full spectrum of services, including mammography, genetic counseling, cancer care, and emotional support.

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