mastectomy mastectomy  /mæ ˈstɛk tə mi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor

Usage(s):

  1. As a result, rates of mastectomy toppled from virtually 100% in the 1980s to an estimated 30% today.
  2. So if someone decides not to opt for a mastectomy, it's not helpful to raise objections.
  3. And they may enable more women to avoid a mastectomy.

News

  1. Facebook Mastectomy Tattoo Pic Model Speaks On Site’s Reversal

    A Facebook mastectomy pic featuring a cancer survivor who opted instead of the more common option of reconstruction to cover her post-mastectomy body with a colorful and interesting tattoo prompted first controversy and then change, and now the woman who calls herself “Scorchy Barrington” has addressed Facebook’s mastectomy pictures decision. The Facebook mastectomy decision was [...] Facebook ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Mastectomy Photos Allowed By New Facebook Policy

    Mastectomy Photos are allowed in a new Facebook policy clarification. In response to a petition signed by 20,000 Facebook users, the social media giant has decided to clarify their policy. Their previous exclusion of mastectomies sparked outrage worldwide. In a written statement, Facebook representatives explained that it has never specifically banned photos of mastectomy. However ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos, Not Nudity

    Facebook announced today that it will allow photos of mastectomy scars after a New York woman posted a petition that garnered 20,000 signatures on Change.org. “We have long allowed mastectomy photos to be shared on Facebook, as well as educational and scientific photos of the...        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC News

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Quotes

  1. "My decision, after looking at all the treatment plans that were possibilities for me, the only one that seemed the most logical and the one that was going to work for me was to have a bilateral mastectomy," Applegate said.
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Christina Applegate Source: ABC News

  2. "My mom, 30 years ago, had a mastectomy. It's changed my life because I'm highly aware I'm vulnerable to this disease and I get a mammogram every year," DeGeneres said.
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Ellen DeGeneres Source: Washington Post

  3. "My character in Rails and Ties had Stage Four breast cancer and a mastectomy, so as part of researching my role we brought a group of breast cancer survivors to set," Harden explains. "Meeting these women was pretty transformative for me and...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Marcia Gay Harden Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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