Radical mastectomy; the drawing on the left shows the removal of the whole breast and the lymph nodes under the arm. The drawing on the right shows a cross-section of the breast, including the fatty tissue and chest wall (ribs and muscle). A tumor in the breast is also shown.
Radical mastectomy. The whole breast, all of the lymph nodes under the arm, and the chest wall muscles under the breast are removed. For many years, radical mastectomy was the type of breast cancer surgery used most often, but it is rarely used now.
Anatomy -- Breast
Anatomy -- Lymphatic System
Treatment -- Surgery
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||April 12, 2022|
|Date Added:||April 20, 2022|
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