lumpectomy lumpectomy  /ˌləm ˈpɛk tə mi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer

Usage(s):

  1. Today, I have had a lumpectomy.
  2. About one- third underwent a mastectomy, one-third had a lumpectomy, and another third received radiation treatment in addition to a lumpectomy.
  3. During the patient's lumpectomy or mastectomy, surgeons traditionally examine the lymph node closest to the breast the sentinel node for signs of metastases.

News

  1. Consider Direct-to-Implant Procedure After Mastectomy, Plastic Surgeons Say

    Research shows more breast cancer patients are choosing mastectomy over lumpectomy. Plastic surgeons near Appleton, WI at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery say women should learn about all the reconstruction options available, including direct-to-implant. (PRWeb July 04, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10874478.htm
    on July 4, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Avoiding 2nd Breast Ca Surgery

    When a breast tumor is detected, many women opt to have a "lumpectomy" to take out the diseased tissue while preserving the breast. However, according to a release from Johns Hopkins, doctors cannot ascertain during the procedure whether or not all of the cancerous tissue has been removed.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: ThirdAge

Quotes

  1. "I'm doing well," Navratilova said in a conference call organized by the Tennis Channel. "I am in fact cancer free, that was taken out when I had the lumpectomy about six weeks ago. I just started radiation last week."
    on May 18, 2010 By: Martina Navratilova Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "Yes, I had breast cancer, but I had a lumpectomy," Nixon explained. "Some women have reconstructive surgery, but mine did not merit that. The story was totally false. It would be annoying and disheartening in any case, but particularly...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Cynthia Nixon Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "After undergoing the physical and emotional trauma associated with having a mastectomy or lumpectomy, the last thing a woman should have to do is hassle with her insurance company over whether or not she can remain in the hospital. The bipartisan...
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Rosa DeLauro Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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