What is Unilateral mastectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Mastectomy

A unilateral mastectomy is the surgical removal of one breast, either partially or completely. It is generally done to treat breast cancer, but in some cases, women and men believed to be at high risk of breast cancer have the operation to prevent cancer.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Unilateral mastectomy

Side effect Patients
Breast tissue expander reconstruction infection 1
Chest tightness 1
Lymphedema 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Post operative drainage 1
Soreness 1

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Stopped having Unilateral mastectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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