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Does FTM/N Top Surgery eliminate the risk of breast cancer?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 30 July 2019
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30 July

Top surgery is one of the most important milestones in any trans man or non-binary individual’s life. By eliminating the presence of traditionally feminine breasts, it can help you live a more comfortable and confident life in your chosen gender identity. It is generally thought that the risk of breast cancer is diminished by having top surgery since the procedure removes breast tissue. Less breast tissue means that there is less tissue for cancerous cells to grow in. However, while FTM/N chest surgery greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer developing, it is not a 100% guarantee. Breast cancer can…

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23 July

Will I Need To Continue Breast Cancer Screening After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 23 Jul 2019

For many transgender males or non-binary people, getting top surgery is one of the most important steps in their physical transition. Female-to-male top surgery is a surgical procedure that completely removes the excess breast tissue…

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