Definition of 'mastectomy'
Example sentences containing 'mastectomy'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The woman, who has not been named, needed a double mastectomy. The Sun (2016)The options this time round were indeed stark and a double mastectomy the least worst of them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She had a double mastectomy then reconstruction surgery and is now fully recovered. The Sun (2009)She was told she would need a full mastectomy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She is not the first celeb to have a double mastectomy. The Sun (2013)She had a full mastectomy without reconstruction but would not put her life on hold. The Sun (2010)Most women who undergo a double mastectomy do not need it, according to a study. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The need for a mastectomy was another huge blow for Donna. The Sun (2015)She didn't have reconstructive surgery after her double mastectomy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It also reduces patients' need for a mastectomy. The Sun (2006)I had to have a double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery. The Sun (2011)When the doctors told me the diagnosis, my reaction was to request a double mastectomy and reconstruction the next week. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A friend was at hand to give her support for the eight and a half hour mastectomy and reconstruction operation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was cancer so I had a mastectomy and reconstruction with implants at the same time. The Sun (2013)I am now scheduled for a mastectomy with reconstruction, followed by a course of radiation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the surrounding tissue could still have been infected so I needed a mastectomy. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'mastectomy'
Used Occasionally. mastectomy is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of mastectomy from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.