Modified Radical Mastectomy Palm Desert
A modified radical mastectomy is the most widely-used surgical procedure to treat operable breast cancer today. During this procedure, large multiple tumor growths of breast cancer that are located underneath the nipple and any cancer cells found on the breast margins are removed. The benefits of a modified radical mastectomy versus a radical mastectomy include:
- The chest muscle called the pectoralis major is left intact, which provides a soft tissue covering over the chest wall and a normal-appearing junction of the shoulder with the anterior (front) chest wall and avoids a disfiguring hollow defect below the clavicle.
- Option of breast reconstruction