Session: Mastectomy for Treatment or Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
Speakers: Olga Ivanov, MD

Some women with mutations in BRCA or other genes that increase breast cancer risk consider mastectomy for treatment or cancer risk-reduction.  In this session you will learn about the different types of mastectomies, the benefits and limitations of nipple-sparing mastectomy, the recovery time and risk of complications of mastectomy, and the residual risk of cancer after risk-reducing mastectomy.