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I had a wide incision surgery to remove 3idc tumour a year ago(13mm,10mm and3 mm) at time I had been keen to have mastectomy but surgeon was confident he could do wide incision ,the cosmetic look has come up fantastic. My concern is that reading on here it has been said that for multifocal it is good to get mastectomy.i have had 6 month mammograms and ultrasound and it all looked good.would it just be safer to get mastectomy.ive had radiation too?
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1/2/2018multicentric breast cancers require mastectomy. multifocal usually means that are very close to one another, and contained within the same quadrant of the breast. and if there is adequate breast volume then lumpectomy with clear margins should be fine. multicentric has cancers in several different quadrants making it impossible to do multiple lumpectomies all at once.

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