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Mastectomy

Mastectomy

Mastectomy of right breast

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 Staff

Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Laura S. Dominici, MD - Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology