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A mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast. This is called total or simple mastectomy. In a modified radical mastectomy, the breast is removed along with the lymph nodes under the arm, the lining over the chest muscles, and sometimes part of the chest wall muscles.
Current as ofDecember 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffSarah A. Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineLaura S. Dominici, MD - Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
Current as of: December 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
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