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There are various factors that can increase your risk of getting breast cancer. If you and your healthcare team are concerned about this you might consider risk-reducing breast surgery. This is when one or both of your breasts might be removed. Find out more to help you decide what is right for you.
If you have a high risk of developing breast cancer, surgery to remove one or both breasts may lower your risk.
There are several options for women with a high risk of developing breast cancer.
Give yourself plenty of time to think about the benefits and disadvantages of risk-reducing breast surgery, before you make a decision.
You will meet with a team of healthcare professionals before you have risk-reducing surgery.
You and your breast surgeon will decide which type of risk-reducing breast surgery is suitable for you.
Recovery can take some time after risk-reducing breast surgery. It will depend on the type of surgery you have had.
It’s a good idea to know the signs of common problems so you can be treated earlier.
Risk-reducing breast surgery is a big step to take and it can cause many different emotions and feelings.
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