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    Mastectomy of right breast

    A mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast. This is called total or simple mastectomy. In a modified 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
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology

    Current as ofNovember 20, 2015

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology

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