The aim is to treat any malignant disease in the breast. We do this by removing the breast. You will usually end up with a fine scar running across the chest wall. The breast and nipple can always be rebuilt, usually at a later date.The second aim is to find out whether there are malignant cells in the rest of the body. If so, then treatment with hormones or chemotherapy would be of help. One of the best guides to there being cancer cells throughout the body, is to see if there are any in the lymph glands in the armpit, called the axilla.
The hospital aims to offer fixed care packages to clarify all costs of treatments. If you have not been offered a package, please do not hesitate to contact the hospital for more details of your treatment plan.