Removal of breast tissue. A segmental mastectomy removes part of the breast. A simple mastectomy removes the whole breast. A radical mastectomy removes the entire breast, lymph nodes, fat and underlying muscles of the chest wall, and sometimes the surrounding skin. Radical mastectomies are still common despite the fact that there is no evidence that the more disabling surgeries produce a higher cure rate than less disabling ones.

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