Total (simple) mastectomy; drawing shows removal of the breast and lymph nodes.

Total (simple) mastectomy. The dotted line shows where the entire breast is removed. Some lymph nodes under the arm may also be removed.

From: Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

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PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet].
Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); 2002-.

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