Mastectomy

A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast or part of a breast. It is usually done to treat breast cancer. Types of breast surgery include

  • Total (simple) mastectomy - removal of breast tissue and nipple
  • Modified radical mastectomy - removal of the breast, most of the lymph nodes under the arm, and often the lining over the chest muscles
  • Lumpectomy - surgery to remove the tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it

Which surgery you have depends on the stage of cancer, size of the tumor, size of the breast, and whether the lymph nodes are involved. Many women have breast reconstruction to rebuild the breast after a mastectomy.

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  1. Mastectomy (National Library of Medicine)  
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  2. A mastectomy is surgery to remove the breast tissue. Some of the skin and the nipple may also be ... free during surgery. There are different types of mastectomies. Which one your surgeon performs depends on the ...
  3. You had a mastectomy . This is surgery that removes the entire breast. The surgery was done to treat or prevent breast cancer . Now ... was one of these: For a nipple-sparing mastectomy, the surgeon removed the entire breast and left ...
  4. You may be having a mastectomy . This is surgery to remove your breast. Most often, a mastectomy is done to treat breast cancer . Sometimes, it is done ...
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  6. What You Need to Know about a Mastectomy (Susan G. Komen for the Cure)  
    Mastectomy/Specifics ... Mastectomy ... Mastectomy is the surgical removal of the entire breast. Learn more about thus surgical breast cancer treatment option. ... Susan ...
  7. After a mastectomy , some women choose to have cosmetic surgery to remake their breast. This type of surgery is called breast ... can be performed at the same time as mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or later (delayed reconstruction). The breast ...
  8. ... radiation therapy is as effective as a radical mastectomy. Typically, lumpectomy does not require a breast replacement ( ... is unnecessary. A procedure such as a segmental mastectomy can be performed. In segmental mastectomy, the cancer ...
  9. ... may be hard to know whether lumpectomy or mastectomy (removal of the entire breast) is best. You ... same chance of curing breast cancer as a mastectomy . It is a good option as you get ...
  10. Mastectomy -- The Surgical Procedure (Susan G. Komen for the Cure)  
    What you need to know about a mastectomy and what to expect after surgery.
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