Radical Mastectomy

Radical Mastectomy Palm Desert

Radical mastectomies are rarely performed today, and is chosen only in cases with extensive tumors or when cancer cells have invaded the chest wall.  During a radical mastectomy, chest muscle, including the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor, fatty tissue underneath the breast, and the lymph nodes of the axilla are removed.

Radical mastectomies were most often performed beginning in the late 1800′s until the 1960′s and 1970′s, when new surgical techniques that allowed better preservation of the surrounding tissues and research findings that less drastic procedures were just as effective, the radical mastectomy fell out of favor.


71943 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Tel: 760-776-7600