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What happens during a mastectomy?
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Removal of breast
Removal of breast tissue and some adjacent tissues depending on the type of mastectomy.

In brief: Removal of breast
Removal of breast tissue and some adjacent tissues depending on the type of mastectomy.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Breast removal.
The standard surgical treatment for breast cancer, modified radical mastectomy, involves removal of all breast tissue including the nipple and areola, as well as some of the lymph nodes under the armpit.
Simple or total mast-x is identical except no lymph nodes are removed. Selected patients may be treated without skin removal (nipple and/or areolar sparing mast-x; sub-q mast-x)

In brief: Breast removal.
The standard surgical treatment for breast cancer, modified radical mastectomy, involves removal of all breast tissue including the nipple and areola, as well as some of the lymph nodes under the armpit.
Simple or total mast-x is identical except no lymph nodes are removed. Selected patients may be treated without skin removal (nipple and/or areolar sparing mast-x; sub-q mast-x)
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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