[ US /mæˈstɛktəmi/ ]
[ UK /mɑːstˈɛktəmi/ ]
  1. surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
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How To Use mastectomy In A Sentence

  • The options this time round were indeed stark and a double mastectomy the least worst of them. Times, Sunday Times
  • Objective To investigate organism celluar immunologic function of early breast cancer and the effect of modified radical mastectomy and postoperative early chemotherapy.
  • Simple mastectomy is removal of the breast only. Lumpectomy is removal of the tumour only.
  • Upper limb lymphedema after mastectomy can severely threaten physical and mental health and life quality of the patients.
  • She was soon to undergo a mastectomy and chemotherapy.
  • She had a double mastectomy in 2012 and has fought colon cancer. The Sun
  • Through two bouts with the disease, a double mastectomy, and a TRAM flap reconstruction, she has blogged about everything from breast nicknames (she dubbed her perky reconstructed duo "Barbie breasts" because they have no nipples) to tricks for keeping cancer anxiety from rubbing off on your kids. EveryJoe
  • Currently, less than 40% of patients postmastectomy under go restruction. Home Page
  • When performing a venipuncture, do not draw above an IV site, from a vein that is sclerosed, from an area with a hematoma, from an arm with a fistula or shunt, or from the same side where a patient has had a mastectomy.
  • As a result, many patients who have had a mastectomy will now also receive postoperative radiotherapy.
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