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Day Surgery Mastectomies

Breast cancer patient Helen Sloan's mastectomy surgery started at midday and by 6.30 pm she was heading home Back

Mastectomies are now being carried out by NHS Fife as day surgery which allows patients to leave hospital within a matter of hours. By using a type of tissue glue instead of fitting drains, the surgeons at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline are able to reduce complications, meaning there's no need for an overnight stay.

Read about Helen Sloan's experience here.