Breast Conserving Surgery
Only the cancer is removed but in order to prevent cancer from coming back breast conservation has to has be to combined with radiation.
Cancer patients with large or droopy breasts (ptosis) can have a lumpectomy/partial mastectomy and a breast reduction or a breast lift. The noncancer side can also be reduced or lifted so the breasts match (symmetry).
With a mastectomy the entire breast is moved. The different types of mastectomy are based on whether, in addition to the whole breast, the lymph nodes in the underarm, the skin and/or the nipple-areolar complexare removed as well.