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A simple mastectomy is the removal of as much breast tissue as possible, including the skin and nipple area.
Examples of when a mastectomy may be recommended include:
- when the cancer takes up a large area of the breast
- when there’s more than one area of cancer in the breast
If a surgeon recommends a mastectomy they will explain why. It may be possible to have a mastectomy, even if breast-conserving surgery is an option.