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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Mastectomía profiláctica bilateral

Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (by-LA-teh-rul PROH-fih-LAK-tik ma-STEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove both breasts in order to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.