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Surgery Choices for Women with DCIS or Breast Cancer

This booklet is for women diagnosed with DCIS or breast cancer and are facing a decision about which surgery to have. Your choice may be between breast-sparing surgery, mastectomy, or mastectomy with reconstruction. While it is good to have choices, this decision can be hard to make. This booklet can help you learn the facts and think about what is important to you.

This booklet:

  • Explains the different types of surgery that you might be able to choose from
  • Helps you compare the different types of surgery
  • Helps you decide which surgery is best for you

This booklet has information that can help you talk with your doctor and discuss your decision with loved ones and other women who have been in your shoes. Learning the facts and talking with others can help you make a choice you feel good about.

The information in this booklet was last updated in November 2012.