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Research and Clinical Trials for Mastectomy

A large amount of research on mastectomy is being conducted with the goal of improving surgical techniques and enhancing therapy. These studies hold the promise of reducing pain, shortening recovery and improving cosmetic outcomes.
Clinical trials for mastectomy include:
  • Methods to spare the nipple and areola
  • Pain management
  • Preventing necrosis (death) of cells of the skin used in breast reconstruction
  • Building data on recovery rates of breast cancer due to mastectomy
  • Dealing with the emotional impacts of losing a breast
  • Counseling for breast reconstruction
  • Radiation and chemotherapy treatments following surgery
  • Refining factors used in determining the need for preventive surgery
  • Tissue-sampling tests for malignancy

Locations for Mastectomy