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Tags: breast cancer | surgery | early stage

Nipple-Sparing Surgery Safe

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:18 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Women with early breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a study found.

“Nipple-sparing surgery is oncologically safe in carefully selected women with early stage breast cancer,” said Dr. Lucy De La Cruz, a researcher at the University of Miami.

In nipple-sparing surgery, the nipple is left in place. For the new study, Dr. De La Cruz compared the outcomes of women who had nipple-sparing surgery to those who had full breast removal.

Costs are similar, however, as is insurance reimbursement. The nipple-sparing surgery does give a more natural look after reconstruction than other techniques.

However, it’s still not a common procedure, with less than 5 percent of U.S. doctors offering the procedure.

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