Pronunciation: (TOH-tul ma-STEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove the whole breast. Some of the lymph nodes under the arm may also be removed. Also called simple mastectomy.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Caption: Total (simple) mastectomy. The dotted line shows where the entire breast is removed. Some lymph nodes under the arm may also be removed.Date last modified: 2012-06-20