Home > Medical > Breast Health > Surgery and cancer Surgery and cancer All sections in Breast » About Breast » Breast Reconstruction » FAQs » Health Tips » Multimedia » Breast News » Nipple Changes » Non-cancerous Lumps » Real-life Story » Surgery and Cancer » Types of early Cancer Types of mastectomy There are three types of mastectomy: local mastectomy; modified radical mastectomy; and radical mastectomy. Reasons to go for a mammogram October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it's the perfect time to go for a mammogram. Still not convinced? Read on to find out what awaits you if you don't. Breast self-examination Have you self examined your breasts? According to the experts, it is an essential tool in reducing the risk of breast cancer. Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Check your breasts How to do a breast self exam Decoding breast cancer After scanning the world’s best medical journals and interviews with top South African breast surgeons and geneticists, we bring you interesting facts and practical tips. Types of reconstruction There are prosthetic reconstructions and reconstructions using the patient's tissue. Rare breast cancer very dangerous Most people associate breast cancer with lumps in the breast, but there is another very dangerous form that disguises itself as an infection, often leading to delayed diagnosis. Breast conservation vs mastectomy With increased survival rates among breast cancer patients quality of life issues, such as breast conservation, are becoming ever more important. Which mammogram to choose? It's the diagnosis every woman fears most: breast cancer. Early detection is your best weapon against the disease, but not al mammograms are equal. Treating breast cancer with surgery The management of breast cancer is almost identical in men and women, with the exception of breast reconstruction. Boob jobs and breast cancer October is International Breast Health Awareness Month and it's a great opportunity to find out more about this disease, its causes and treatment. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.