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A mastectomy is removal of the breast tissue with or without the overlying skin and nipple. There are many types of mastectomy including a simple mastectomy, skin sparing mastectomy, nipple or areolar preserving mastectomy and skin reducing mastectomy. 
There are many reasons why a mastectomy is recommended or requested by a patient. These include: patient choice, large tumour in a smaller breast, recurrent breast cancer in a breast that has already had radiotherapy, inflammatory breast cancer, genetic breast cancer or multiple breast cancers in the breast. 
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