A mastectomy is an operation to remove a breast, usually to treat breast cancer. Learn how to prepare and what to expect if you need this surgery.
Breast cancer – a personal story
Watch this video interview with Tess, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and helpful.
Breast cancer treatment
Treatment depends on a number of variables. Find out what treatments are available for breast cancer.
After breast cancer treatment
Many women with breast cancer will have major surgery and will usually stay in hospital for up to a week after surgery for breast cancer. Learn how to manage with breast cancer.
Breast reconstruction with an implant or tissue expander
A breast reconstruction with a breast implant or tissue expander is an operation to recreate a breast shape. You should consider the options carefully and have realistic expectations about the results.
Breast cancer and financial support
If you have breast cancer, learn here about financial support for costs such as treatment, travel and accommodation, and childcare.
Breast reconstruction with latissimus dorsi flap
A breast reconstruction with latissimus dorsi flap is an operation to recreate a breast shape. You should consider the options carefully and have realistic expectations about the results.
Living with breast cancer
Most women with breast cancer have an operation as part of their treatment. Getting back to normal after surgery can take time. Learn how to manage with breast cancer.
Gender confirmation surgery
Gender confirmation surgery transfers people with gender dysphoria (who identify with a gender that is different from their biological sex) to their desired sex. Learn more here.
Breast augmentation (breast implants)
Women undergo breast implant surgery for many reasons. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.