The following standard clinical definition applies to Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic hospital covers:
Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of breast disorders and associated lymph nodes, and reconstruction and/or reduction following breast surgery or a preventative mastectomy.
For example: breast lesions, breast tumours, asymmetry due to breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia.
This clinical category does not require benefits to be paid for cosmetic breast surgery that is not medically necessary.
Related hospital treatments and where to find them
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.