Lumpectomy

Breast after lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) is the surgical removal of a breast lump and some of the tissue around it. It may also be called "excisional biopsy" or "wide excision."

Current as of: September 8, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology

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