Should I be concerned about breast cancer and breast surgery?
This depends on your age and any family links with breast cancer. Breast surgical procedure themselves do not have any causal link with breast cancer. The accuracy of routine breast screening is slightly affected by various surgical procedures and you must tell your breast service that you have had surgery when you go for screening tests in the future.
Your surgeon will examine your breasts for lumps when you attend for your consultation. If you are over 40 or have other risk factors (family history of breast cancer) you should visit a screening service in advance of having breast surgery.