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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Mastectomía simple

Simple mastectomy (SIM-pul ma-STEK-toh-mee)
Removal of the breast. Also called total mastectomy.

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