Mastectomy is the surgical removal of all breast tissue from the breast to treat or prevent breast cancer.
Patients diagnosed with breast cancer at an early-stage are recommended mastectomy as one of the many treatment options. It is effective when Lumpectomy (Breast-conserving surgery) is not particularly suggested by the doctor.
Mastectomy is effective in preventing a recurrence of breast cancer. Latest mastectomy techniques (Skin-sparing mastectomy) potentially preserve breast skin. It also has room for a more natural breast appearance after the procedure.
Breast reconstruction surgery can be done at the same time as your mastectomy restores shape to your breast or during a second operation at a later date.
Mastectomy is an umbrella term that combines a number of procedures. Apart from removing one or both breasts, mastectomy also consists of the responsibility of removing lymph nodes in the armpit. This determines whether cancer has spread.
Mastectomy is effective in treating many types of breast cancer:
The doctor usually recommends mastectomy rather than lumpectomy plus radiation in case the patient has:
Sometimes mastectomy is considered even if you don't have breast cancer, but there exists a very high risk of developing the disease. This is known as the preventive (prophylactic) or risk-reducing mastectomy that involves removal of both the breasts to reduce risks of developing breast cancer in the future.
Also, prophylactic mastectomy is performed on women with:
Complexity Level: Medium
Cost: The cost of Mastectomy in Tijuana, Mexico $6,800.
Note: Final prices are determined after physical evaluation and laboratory reports analysis.
Length to Stay: This is a "same-day procedure". However, the patient is admitted for overnight observation.
Payment Options: Cash, credit card or wire transfer
Note: The center may require a money deposit once a patient decides to book the surgery.
It is quite easy to get in Tijuana, Mexico, as the city is located at the junction of all major highways and railways connecting the country with the rest of the world. Tijuana International Airport is connected with all major cities across the world.
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