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Breast surgery: Modified radical mastectomy

Breast surgery: Modified radical mastectomy

Before and after a mastectomy.

A modified radical mastectomy is the removal of the breast, the lymph nodes under the arm, and the lining over the chest muscles. This is a common type of surgery for breast cancer.

Current as of: February 27, 2023

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