Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681
In a radical mastectomy, the breast, underlying tissue, muscle beneath the breast, and all visible lymph nodes are all removed.
Your surgeon will begin by making an incision along the length of the breast.
Next, he or she will separate all of the breast tissue, muscle from the chest wall and visible lymph nodes, and remove them for examination.
Finally, your surgeon will insert drains before closing the wound.