lumpectomy


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lumpectomy

the surgical removal of a tumour in a breast

lumpectomy

[ləm′pek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of a tumor in the breast along with a small amount of surrounding tissue.
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San Agustin said Filipinos may also be turned off by lumpectomy due to the radiation therapy that's required after.
There will be differences on body image satisfaction, distress and resilience between lumpectomy type and mastectomy type of breast cancer surgery.
Laser treatment causes little or no scarring or change in the breast's shape and feel in contrast to the substantial cosmetic and tactile impact that can result from a lumpectomy.
Triple negative: Treatment includes either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy, depending on the stage of the cancer, and chemotherapy before or after surgery.
Major finding: The annual cost of adjuvant radiotherapy after lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer in the United States could be reduced by 39%, or $164 million, if physicians used the least expensive evidence-based regimens.
The researchers identified 7,403 patients ages 70-79 treated with a lumpectomy for early-stage estrogen-positive breast cancer.
A breast surgeon makes a small incision in a patient's breast and places the device in the lumpectomy cavity.
A new study has found that for certain women getting a lumpectomy, the standard treatment--an operation to remove underarm lymph nodes that can leave them with painfully swollen arms--may not be necessary.
4) It has been assumed that reexcision of breast tissue around the lumpectomy site when the original surgical procedure had positive margins is as effective at reducing the risk of recurrence as the attainment of negative margins in the initial excision.
Adding ultrasound examination of axillary nodes and fine-needle aspiration of suspicious nodes prior to lumpectomy in women with early-stage breast cancer spared 17 (30%) of 57 women the need for sentinel node biopsy and a second surgery, a study of 274 patients found.
Factors associated with negative margins of lumpectomy specimen: potential use in selecting patients for intraoperative radiotherapy