Breast-Conserving Surgery: Lumpectomy

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Breast-Conserving Surgery: Lumpectomy

Picture of breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy)

Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) is the surgical removal of a breast lump and some of the tissue around it. The lump is removed in one piece and sent to the lab for examination (pathology).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDouglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
Last RevisedJune 28, 2011

Last Revised: June 28, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology




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