Breast Cancer Evaluation And Surgical Treatment

Georgia Breast Care

Breast Surgeons & Surgical Oncologists located in Woodstock, GA

Getting a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and frightening. But with the compassionate medical team at Georgia Breast Care by your side, you can undergo personalized breast cancer evaluation and surgical treatment solutions in Woodstock, Georgia. You can book your breast cancer or surgery evaluation directly through the website or you can call to speak with a team member at either clinic location.

Breast Cancer Evaluation and Surgical Treatment

Why do I need a breast cancer evaluation? 

Your doctor may recommend a breast cancer evaluation for a variety of reasons. For instance, if you find a lump or mass during a home breast exam, an evaluation with a physician is your next step. You may also need a breast cancer evaluation if you:

  • Had an abnormal mammogram or breast ultrasound
  • Have a personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Previously had one or more breast biopsies

You may also need a breast cancer evaluation if you were diagnosed by another doctor, but would like a second opinion about your prognosis. Further testing can determine if you have breast cancer and are in need of surgical treatment. 

What happens during breast cancer surgical treatment?

After your initial breast cancer evaluation and comprehensive diagnosis at Georgia Breast Care, the team works together to get you prepared for surgery. Depending on your specific cancer and your personal and family health history, your provider may need to remove:

  • The cancerous mass (lumpectomy)
  • Your entire breast (mastectomy)
  • Affected lymph nodes

If you have cancer in one breast and are at risk for developing cancer in the other breast, your practitioner at Georgia Breast Care may recommend a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. This procedure involves removing your healthy breast and is reserved for very high-risk cases. 

How long does it take to recover from breast cancer surgery?

It takes time to recover from breast cancer surgery. Though it may take about two to three weeks for you to heal after a lumpectomy, recovery from a mastectomy can take up to four to six weeks. Make sure you rest and return to activities as recommended.

After your breast cancer surgery, you may need a series of radiation or chemotherapy treatments to destroy any lingering cancer cells in your body. You might need treatment for several weeks or months. 

Throughout your breast cancer surgery recovery, the caring team at Georgia Breast Care supports you and counsels you about what to expect. Rest assured, you’re not alone. 

Learn more about breast cancer evaluation and surgical treatment solutions from Georgia Breast Care by booking an exam. Schedule online or over the phone with either office.