The 411 on Mastectomies

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  • What is a Mastectomy?
  • What Happens to Your Breasts?
  • Is Chemotherapy Needed If You Have a Mastectomy?
  • Who Receives This Procedure?
  • Why Have a Mastectomy If You Don’t Have Breast Cancer?
  • What’s BRCA1 and BRCA2?
  • BRCA Genes and Black Women
  • Celebrity Mastectomies

Is Chemotherapy Needed If You Have a Mastectomy?

Not always. After a mastectomy, some radiation therapy may still be needed, but not every patient is prescribed chemotherapy — especially if the cancer is diagnosed early and it has not spread. 

 

(Photo: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

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