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.
Even after having a double mastectomy, cancer was still found in the spot where Hunt had touched and in her lymph nodes.
Another mass was found in her right breast, which led to a bilateral mastectomy.
Two months later, another surgeon, Dr. Jessica Carlson, gave her a preventive double mastectomy.
Dear Prudence, Four years ago, in my early 20s, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and ended up having a double mastectomy.
The suit states her nurse practitioner, Lori Johns, also misread the test results and recommended a mastectomy.
Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, and underwent a double mastectomy.
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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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