Preventive mastectomy | Article about preventive mastectomy by The Free Dictionary
mastectomy (redirected from preventive mastectomy)
Also found in: Dictionary
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.
..... Click the link for more information. . 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mastectomies of the past (which removed not only the breast, but underlying chest muscle and lymph nodes) have largely been replaced by less drastic, but equally effective procedures.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.
..... Click the link for more information. . 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.
Surgical removal of the breast. Also known as mammectomy.
the surgical removal of a breast
References in periodicals archive
The shorts, airing during evening programming, feature titles such as Preventive Mastectomy
, Gestational Diabetes, Losing Weight and the Power of Statins.
Back then the idea of having two-sided preventive mastectomy
was unheard of and quite shocking.
Their surgeries have enabled many high-risk women who would not otherwise have elected a preventive mastectomy
to proceed with life-saving surgery.
I don't think I'd go for a preventive mastectomy
- I don't want to lose my breasts yet.
- pretransfer ribonucleic acid
- pre-transmit-receive tube
- Pretty Amazing New Stuff
- Pretty Good Privacy
- pretty pictures
- pretzel key
- Pretzel Sunday
- Preuss, Arthur
- Preussisch Eylau
- prevailing current
- prevailing visibility
- prevailing westerlies
- prevailing wind
- prevailing wind direction
- prevailing winds
- Préval, René Garcia
- preventive maintenance
- preventive maintenance Maintenance
- preventive mastectomy
- preventive medicine
- Preventive Medicine, Physical
- Prévert, Jacques
- preview dialer
- Preview DNS
- preview mode
- Previn, André
- Previn, Sir André
- previous element coding
- Prévost DExiles, Antoine François
- Prévost d'Exiles, Antoine François
- Prévost, Marcel
- Prevost, Sir George
- Prevost's theory
- preweld interval
- prewhitening filter
- Prežihov Voranc