Total Mastectomy

Simple or Total Mastectomy

 The entire breast is removed, and some lymph nodes may be taken from the armpit area. Simple mastectomy is most frequently used for further cancer prevention or when the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on November 26, 2017

Sources

SOURCE: 
Breastcancer.org.

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