mastectomy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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mastectomy

ma stek tuh mee

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

  • As a result, rates of mastectomy toppled from virtually 100% in the 1980s to an estimated 30% today.
  • So if someone decides not to opt for a mastectomy, it's not helpful to raise objections.
  • And in those situations, "they are much more likely to request a mastectomy if the MRI reveals an abnormality," he says.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • 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...        
    June 12, 2013 - ABC News
Quotes

  • Christina Applegate in ABC News
    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.
  • Ellen DeGeneres in Washington Post
    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.
  • Marcia Gay Harden in Earthtimes (press release)
    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...

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