Prophylactic Breast Surgery

Welcome to Warrier Practice, where compassionate care meets surgical expertise. If you or your loved one is affected by the risk of breast cancer and require either one or both breasts are removed, please reach out to us. We understand the concerns and questions that may arise during this challenging time and our commitment is to guide you through each step of the process with knowledge, skill, and empathy.

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Prophylactic breast cancer surgery, also known as a prophylactic mastectomy, is a surgical procedure in which one or both healthy breasts are removed to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Who should potentially consider prophylactic surgery?

This procedure is typically considered by individuals who are at a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer due to various factors such as a strong family history, genetic mutations, a prior diagnosis of breast cancer, radiation exposure, or a history of Lobular Carcinoma.

Strong Family History

Individuals with a strong family history of breast cancer, especially if multiple close relatives (such as mother, sisters, or daughters) have been diagnosed at a young age, may consider prophylactic mastectomy.

Genetic Mutations

Women who have specific genetic mutations that significantly increase their breast cancer risk, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, may opt for this surgery. These mutations greatly elevate the risk of developing breast cancer during one’s lifetime.

Prior Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

In some cases, women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast may choose to have a prophylactic mastectomy on the other breast to reduce the risk of a future recurrence.

Radiation Exposure

Women who have received high doses of radiation therapy to the chest area, typically during childhood or adolescence, may have an increased risk of breast cancer and could consider prophylactic surgery.

Previous History of Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)

LCIS is a condition where abnormal cells are found in the lobules (milk-producing glands) of the breast. While not cancer itself, it is associated with an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Some women with LCIS may opt for prophylactic mastectomy.

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Remember, the decision to undergo preventive surgery should be made with careful consideration and guidance from medical experts.

If you’re unsure which path to take, we’re here to help. Your well-being is our priority, and together, we can navigate the options and make the right choice for you.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

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