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Effect of Mastectomy on Breast Cancer
Total Mastectomy (Modified Radical Mastectomy)
A total mastectomy involves the removal of the entire breast. Some lymph nodes from under the arm are also removed. Radiation therapy may or may...
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Reasons for Procedure
A mastectomy is done:
- To treat breast cancer
- To prevent breast cancer if you have a family history of the disease (occasionally done)
- To treat severe side effects from previous treatment for breast cancer (rarely done)