Definition of Radical mastectomy
1. Noun. Removal of a breast and the underlying muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor) and lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit.
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Literary usage of Radical mastectomy
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1. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition: An American by Maria Elizabeth Hewitt, Patricia A. Ganz (2006)
"The modified radical mastectomy does not remove the pectoral muscles and fewer ... For women with breast cancer, the Halsted radical mastectomy proved to be ..."
2. Tools For Evaluating Health Technologies: 5 Background Papers by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"In a study to determine whether alternative treatments to radical mastectomy increased the risk of cancer recurrence or death (18), ..."
3. Current Issues in Women's Health: An Fda Consumer Special Report (1993)
"radical mastectomy was based on the rationale that breast cancer started with a tumor in the breast and, over time, spread in an orderly fashion to the ..."