Breast Cancer Surgery in West Bloomfield Township
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For localized breast cancer, surgery is the most effective treatment when it’s possible to remove the affected tissue.
Localized breast cancer is most always removed utilizing a surgery such as a lumpectomy (to remove the tumor) or mastectomy (to remove the entire breast). At the Dr. Susan Seman Solution, we work with our patients closely and develop their treatment plan to ensure successful results for their breast cancer surgery in West Bloomfield Township.
What it Treats
Localized, non-metastatic breast cancer
Removing part or all of breast tissue
1 to 3 hours
The recovery and downtime for breast cancer surgery in West Bloomfield Township will depend on the type of procedure you receive. In some cases (usually for a lump removal) patients are able to go home the same day, though for more extensive surgeries a hospital stay is required.
Working Alongside Patients
Every 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. At The Dr. Susan Seman Solution, we want you to know you're not alone.
We offer breast cancer surgery in West Bloomfield Township because we know that a breast cancer diagnoses changes the lives of many women. Our team is dedicated to making sure you feel supported throughout your surgery process.
How Breast Cancer Surgery Works
What to Expect
Your breast cancer surgery in Township will be tailored to your specific needs after your consultation with our healthcare team. We will discuss how much of your breast tissue will need to be removed and also the options for reconstructive surgery after, should you wish to pursue it.
The length of your surgery, whether you will need to stay overnight, and the extent of your recovery process is determined by how extensive a procedure you need.
Dr. Seman will answer any questions you have before scheduling your surgery.
Before your procedure, our healthcare team will make sure you’re fully prepared for your surgery. While needs may vary on a case by case basis, most patients will have these instructions:
- Don’t eat or drink after midnight prior to your surgery
- Makes sure you inform your doctor of any medications you take regularly
- You may undergo a chest x-ray, blood tests, or other medical exams prior to your procedure
After your surgery, Dr. Seman will provide you with post-operative instructions designed to aid in your healing and recovery. Our goal is to always provide you with an excellent surgery experience. Generally, you can expect the following:
- Take your pain medication as prescribed
- Daily arm and shoulder exercises to alleviate stiffness
- Avoid strenuous activity and exercise until directed by your doctor
- Attend your scheduled follow up appointments
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Cancer Surgery
How long is the recovery from breast cancer surgery?
After a lumpectomy, most patients can get back to their day-to-day activities within 5 to 10 days. For more extensive mastectomy procedures, you might experience 3 to 4 weeks of recovery.
Will I need to have my lymph nodes removed?
Lymph node removal is typically only necessary if the cancer has spread. Your doctor will typically let you know whether your lymph nodes are a concern during your diagnosis.
Will my breast cancer come back after surgery?
It is possible, but less likely for the cancer to return after surgery. Even after a full mastectomy, it is necessary to monitor yourself for symptoms and irregularities.