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    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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,

    Current as ofSeptember 22, 2016

    Current as of: September 22, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,

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