Recent Examples of mastectomy from the Web
After four and a half months of chemo and a double mastectomy, there was no evidence of disease.
But the design also takes into consideration the specific needs of women who have had a mastectomy.
Cooke-Moore’s lawsuit also claims Carlson, the surgeon, botched the mastectomy and placement of implants.
According to the Mayo Clinic, mastectomy may be recommended for DCIS patients like me with a large area of abnormal cells or multiple areas of abnormal cells, or for patients who don't want to undergo radiation.
And Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy has been linked to a spike in preventive breast-cancer surgeries even though the practice remains controversial and can lead to complications.
Almiron went on to undergo chemotherapy, radiation and a double mastectomy.
Some go beyond these more traditional methods and do things like getting tattoos over mastectomy scars, and the results can be incredibly beautiful and empowering.
So, Beaumonte opted for a double mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery.
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Did You Know?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Early cases can often be treated with drugs or with a small operation called a lumpectomy (because it removes a lump). Though a "simple mastectomy" is larger than a lumpectomy, it allows the breast to be reconstructed, using artificial implants or tissue from elsewhere on the body. But "radical mastectomy", which is required when the cancer is at an advanced stage, takes much of the chest muscle and makes reconstruction impossible.
Origin and Etymology of mastectomy
First Known Use: circa 1923See Words from the same year
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