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lumpectomy

luhmpek tuh mee

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

  • Today, I have had a lumpectomy.
  • About one- third underwent a mastectomy, one-third had a lumpectomy, and another third received radiation treatment in addition to a lumpectomy.
  • Three decades of studies have shown that lumpectomy combined with radiation therapy yields the same survival and recurrence rates as mastectomy; while more cancer may remain in a .
News & Articles

  • 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
    July 4, 2013 - PRWeb
  • 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.
    June 28, 2013 - ThirdAge
Quotes

  • Martina Navratilova in Montreal Gazette
    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."
  • Cynthia Nixon in Baltimore Sun
    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...
  • Thabo Mbeki in Earthtimes (press release)
    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... Rosa DeLauro http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_DeLauro&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE-gCjAKeTxXEBLlJ0zr-AyzZ8E3A PR Newswire (press release) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl%3FACCT%3D104%26STORY%3D/www/story/01-23-2008/0004741501%26EDATE%3D&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHDDpZ3Qh65K00kh0Knm6-LzyjQOw Jan 23, 2008 59847 79794 lumpen We need to understand that xenophobia has historically been used by right-wing populist movements to mobilize particularly the lumpen proletariat against minority groups in society," Essop Pahad, minister in the presidency and close confidant...

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