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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 StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLaura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,
Current as ofSeptember 22, 2016
Current as of:
September 22, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,
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