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MODIFIED RADICAL MASTECTOMY

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What are the components of a Mastectomy?

Mastectomy, or more precisely, Modified Radical Mastectomy (MRM) , as cancer surgeons would label it, consists of following two components:

What are the conditions where a BCS cnnot be done and a Mastectomy HAS to be done?

There are certain conditions, where a Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS) cannot be done and a mastectomy is a must:

Like for a Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS), does a patient undergoing Mastectomy (MRM) need a post operative radiation therapy?

In a BCS, post operative radiation therapy is compulsory, whatever be the pathology report. After a Mastectomy (MRM), radiation therapy is not 'compulsory' as such, but is dependent upon the pathology report. Following are some of the features on the pathology report, which mandates a post operative radiotherapy, even after mastectomy; the reason of such a post operative radiation therapy being, to reduce the chances of 'local' and 'regional' recurrence after surgery: