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Question by  eb32 (26)

What happens during a modified radical mastectomy?

My friend has a infiltrating ductal carcinoma that might need radiation.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

The description of this surgery is beyond the range of a one paragraph answer. Your best option would be to go with your friend to her Surgeon's office and ask questions. The surgery and the possible radiation treatments are seperate events.


Answer by  wyeth (435)

A radical mastectomy involves total surgical removal of the breast and all the lymphatic tissue from the armpit or axilla on the same side as well as some of the underlying muscle tissue.Modified radical mastectomy attempts to reduce the amount of tissue removal without compromising the benefit.More recent surgery attempts to conserve much of the breast where possible.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

A radical mastectomy is the total removal of the breast and the lymphatic tissue under the arm. The modified version attempts to reduce the amount of tussie that is removed. This is done without any compromise to the benifit of the surgery.


Answer by  JaydeesLaydee (523)

The breast, surrounding tissue (usually muscle tissue around arm and chest) and lymph nodes are removed from the body completely.


Answer by  mars3291 (252)

During a modified radical mastectomy, there will be removal of the breast and fats,and all the breast lymph nodes. The area may be covered by a skin graft.


Answer by  ujwalraimjoshi (729)

in case of cancer surgery, during surgery entire breast including several lymphs beneath chest are removed and only muscles are kept.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

In a modified radical mastectomy the entire breast, tissue, and any lymph nodes that are affected by the cancer are removed. The modified radical mastectomy is the most common surgical procedure for people with breast cancer.

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