I hope you won't think this is a dumb question but I've been wondering about this lately...when someone has breast cancer, why do they often have one or both whole breasts removed? if the tumor is inside the breast why can't they just take that portion from the inside and keep the whole outer part there? it seems like with other surgeries they take out the cancerous part only--like with men and prostate cancer you don't hear of men losing their entire testicles (or do they?)
thank you for your help with this. I've had a couple/few friends diagnosed over the years and at least 2 have had masectomies and now they are talking reconstruction and I was just curious about this.
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