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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Partial breast irradiation can be offered following lumpectomy (removal of a mass from the breast with a margin of surrounding tissue) and represents an alternative for these patients because it can be delivered within a week rather than a traditional whole breast irradiation which requires six to eight weeks to be delivered.
This study involved 46 lumpectomy specimens and 282 measurement sites, which were carefully selected to exclude tumor-concentrated sites.
With the start of this trial, we take the development program for RFA-assisted lumpectomy to an international level.
He continued, "In the trial, eRFA provided safe margins around the lumpectomy site, sparing patients from additional surgeries, which we believe confirms the important role that RITA's RFA devices can play in the treatment of breast cancer.
For higher daily doses to be effective, radiation treatment fields are custom designed to conform to the target lumpectomy site.
The practice of performing a lumpectomy followed by radiation has been successfully used for years to help women overcome cancer and prevent disease recurrence," said Sung Chang, MD, radiation oncologist and primary investigator for the trial at CTCA at Midwestern.
Based on these findings, the NCCN adjusted its treatment guidelines, and radiation therapy following lumpectomy was no longer recommended.
A breast surgeon makes a small incision in a patient's breast and places the device in the lumpectomy cavity.
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
Your decision to have a mastectomy rather than a lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer may be influenced by your doctor's sex.