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Breast cancer treatment. Image 2 of 2. Breast of a 47 year old woman, 3 months after undergoing a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast) to treat breast cancer. The woman has also had a flap reconstruction, where tissue is taken from other parts of the body to rebuild the removed breast. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. For a picture of the same patient before surgery see image M122/453.
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