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Lumpectomy Procedure vs. Modified Radical Mastectomy
Lumpectomy Procedure vs. Modified Radical Mastectomy

Compares lumpectomy to a modified radical mastectomy surgery. Lumpectomy steps: A. Malignant cancer is identified and small incision is made; B. Carcinoma and surrounding tissue is removed completely; C. Post-operative appearance with small scar. Radical mastectomy steps: A. Large incision from the axilla across the breast; B. Breast tissue is dissected from the pectoralis muscle and removed; C. Post-operative appearance with large scar and absent breast.

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Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015

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