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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 StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLaura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,
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