In 2022, 513 patients in Luxembourg underwent a mastectomy, which is the surgical removal of one or both breasts.

This figure was given by Minister of Health Paulette Lenert in response to a parliamentary question by the Christian Social People's Party (CSV).

According to Lenert, the procedure is in most cases followed by a breast reconstruction. The National Health Fund (CNS) reimbursed 223 reconstructions in 2022, with the Minister specifying that all of these patients had a mastectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment between 2017 and 2021.