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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:
December 17, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Douglas A. Stewart MD - Medical Oncology
Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology