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June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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Glossary

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Anesthesia: Entire or partial loss of feeling from the giving of drugs or gases.

Intravenous (IV): Being within or entering by way of the veins.

Lymph nodes: Part of the lymphatic system that removes wastes from body tissue and carries fluids that help the body fight infection.

Lymphedema: Swelling of the arm on the mastectomy side.

Mastectomy: Surgical removal of the breast.

Prosthesis: An artificial breast form (or any artificial replacement for a body part).

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