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mas·tec·to·my

 (mă-stĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. mas·tec·to·mies
Surgical removal of all or part of a breast, sometimes including excision of the underlying pectoral muscles, associated skin, and regional lymph nodes, usually performed as a treatment for cancer.

mastectomy

(mæˈstɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of a breast

mas•tec•to•my

(mæˈstɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical removal of all or part of the breast or mamma.
[1920–25; < Greek mast(ós) breast]

mastectomy


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Surgery to remove a breast.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastectomy - surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumormastectomy - surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
modified radical mastectomy - removal of a breast and the pectoralis minor and some lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit
radical mastectomy - removal of a breast and the underlying muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor) and lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit
simple mastectomy - removal of a breast leaving the underlying muscles and the lymph nodes intact
Translations
mastectomia

mastectomy

[mæˈstektəmɪ] N (Med) → mastectomía f
she had to have a mastectomytuvieron que hacerle una mastectomía

mastectomy

[mæˈstɛktəmi] nmastectomie f

mastectomy

mastectomy

[ˌmæsˈtɛktəmɪ] nmastectomia

mas·tec·to·my

n. mastectomía. V.: mammectomy

mastectomy

n (pl -mies) mastectomía; modified radical — mastectomía radical modificada
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Surgery might involve removal of both breasts (prophylactic mastectomy) for women with the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.
I read with interest the work of Ismail Jatoi (1) and would like to add some useful information for the surgeons in the decision-making about bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM).
Perceived influence of psychological consultation on psychological well-being, body image, and intimacy following bilateral prophylactic mastectomy: A qualitative analysis.
Risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM), also known as bilateral prophylactic mastectomy, has been demonstrated to be an effective approach in reducing the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women, particularly those who are genetically predisposed to breast cancer (Lostumbo, Carbine, and Wallace 2010).
Some women have opted for the so-called prophylactic mastectomy which involves the removal of the breast to prevent a possible future occurrence of cancer, she explained.
Decision analysis--effects of prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy on life expectancy among women with brca1 or brca2 mutations.
In women with a BRCA1/2 deleterious mutation, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy is expected to improve all-cause mortality [7, 8].
On the other hand, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for risk reduction in patients with primary breast cancer is well supported [10, 11].
There are situations where prophylactic mastectomy is recommended (removing the breast that does not have a tumour).
There are also situations where prophylactic mastectomy is recommended (removing the breast that does not have a tumour).
Several groups have reported on prospective studies in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers with prophylactic mastectomy prevent breast cancer.
As part of my current Masters education, I am nearing completion of my research study examining sexuality among young women with breast cancer following contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. I continually strive to advance research skills in the areas of nursing and oncology.

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