Breast Surgery: Modified Radical Mastectomy

Before and after a mastectomy

A modified radical mastectomy is the removal of the breast, the lymph nodes under the arm, the lining over the chest muscles, and sometimes part of the chest wall muscles. This is a common type of surgery for breast cancer.

Current as of: December 17, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology