Skin Sparing Mastectomy

Last Modified: February 27, 2005

Question:

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"
What is your opinion of skin sparing mastectomy? Is there any sensation left?

Answer:

Don LaRossa, MD, Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, responds:

Skin sparing mastectomy is excellent for many patients who are suitable candidates. Your surgeon can review the options with you to determine whether you would be a suitable candidate. It would not spare the nipple and areola and hence, sensation would be lost. Indeed, the mastectomy itself usually results in significant alterations in sensation.

Blogs

The CancerLand Bookshelf: What Will I Look Like?
by Alysa Cummings
April 10, 2013

The Role of Exercise in Breast Cancer Recovery
by The 4Wholeness Team
May 28, 2015

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
X
Y
Z
#
 
A
B
C
E
F
G
H
K
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
 
 
Stay informed with the latest information from OncoLink!   Subscribe to OncoLink eNews
View our newsletter archives