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mastectomy

(măstĕk`təmē), surgical removal of breast tissue, usually done as treatment for breast cancercancer,
in medicine, common term for neoplasms, or tumors, that are malignant. Like benign tumors, malignant tumors do not respond to body mechanisms that limit cell growth.
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. There are many types of mastectomy. In general, the farther the cancer has spread, the more tissue is taken. The radical mastectomies of the past (which removed not only the breast, but underlying chest muscle and lymph nodes) have largely been replaced by less drastic, but equally effective procedures. For small tumors, lumpectomy, removing just the tumor and a margin of tissue, may be performed. A partial, or segmental, mastectomy removes the cancer, some breast tissue, the lining over the chest, and usually some lymph nodes from under the arm; total or simple mastectomy removes the whole breast; modified radical mastectomy takes the breast, lining over the chest muscles, and lymph nodes.

Breast reconstruction can be done using the patient's own tissue or breast implantsbreast implant,
saline- or silicone-filled prosthesis used after mastectomy as a part of the breast reconstruction process or used cosmetically to augment small breasts.
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. Mammograms and self-conducted breast exams have done much to reduce the need for radical procedures because they have increased early detection of the cancer, allowing it to be treated before it has spread.

mastectomy

[ma′stek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the breast. Also known as mammectomy.

mastectomy

the surgical removal of a breast
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The other patients, who receive a modified radical mastectomy, have the lymph nodes under the arm removed and the breast removed, but again, the major recovery time is involved in recovering from removal of axillary lymph nodes.
Taylor saw a woman who developed dermatitis on her right breast, abdomen, and scattered sections of her legs, face, and scalp several months after she underwent a modified radical mastectomy for a ductal carcinoma in situ.
Treatment varies widely and surgical therapy ranges from biopsy to modified radical mastectomy.
To find the incidence of complications of modified radical mastoidectomy and to evaluate different parameters that play a role in their causation, we conducted a retrospective study spanning a period of 12 years.
Modified radical mastectomy was performed in 85% of group A patients and 66% of group B patients.
A total of 116 women were randomized to modified radical mastectomy and 121 to lumpectomy plus radiation.
CHICAGO -- Follow-up to a National Cancer Institute trial indicates a modified radical mastectomy is no better for women with phase I or II cancer than breast-conserving surgery
At first, I was devastated when I found out I had breast cancer," said Hamlin who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991, had a modified radical mastectomy and returned to the Tour one month later, "but it is not a death sentence, and I was able to continue my career on the Tour and try to help other women.
Some 6 weeks later, the patient underwent a left modified radical mastoidectomy to eradicate the primary focus of cholesteatoma.

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