What to Expect Before & During BCS
A few days before your breast-conserving surgery, you'll meet with your surgeon to ask questions and ensure you understand the procedure and its risks. You'll also be given instructions regarding pre-surgical restrictions and other relevant information.
Breast-conserving surgery begins with a mammogram or ultrasound to locate the tumor before inserting a thin wire, needle, or tiny radioactive seed. This acts as a guide toward the precise area that needs to be removed during surgery. However, the localization procedure may not be necessary if you have a lump or mass in your breast that Dr. Rancati can quickly feel through the skin.