(from the article `breast cancer`) Surgery is often the first method of treatment, and a range of procedures are used depending on the type and progression of the cancer. A lumpectomy ... Other mastectomy methods include simple mastectomy, or the removal of only the breast; simple mastectomy with ax...
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lumpectomy 1. A surgical operation for breast cancer in which the surgery is limited to the removal of the visible and palpable tumor only. 2. The surgical removal of a small tumor (a lump) which may or may not be benign or malignant. Lumpectomy has come to refer especially to the removal of a lum...
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Lumpectomy (aka: tylectomy) is a common surgical procedure designed to remove a discrete lump, usually a benign tumor or breast cancer, from an affected man or woman`s breast. As the tissue removed is generally quite limited and the procedure relatively non-invasive, compared to a mastectomy, a lum...
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Surgical removal of any cancerous or non-cancerous lump and part of the normal surrounding tissue. The procedure is usually performed on the breast and allows the lump to removed and the breast to remain intact.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: lŭmp-ek′tŏ-mē Definitions: 1. Removal of either a benign or malignant lesion from the breast with preservation of essential anatomy of the breast; tylectomy involving breast tissue.
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Surgery to remove abnormal tissue or cancer from the breast and a small amount of normal tissue around it. It is a type of breast-sparing surgery.
Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=L
1) Ablation 2) Cutting out 3) Excision 4) Extirpation
Found on http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/EN/crossword-dictionary/lumpectomy/1
A surgical procedure that removes a localized mass of tissue, including the breast cancer tumor and a small amount of normal, non-cancerous tissue surrounding the tumor.
Found on http://www.genomichealth.com/GlobalPages/Glossary.aspx#.UkXdxD9rPgZ
An operation to remove an area of breast tissue with or without a margin of healthy tissue; in breast cancer may also be called wide local excision or breast-conserving surgery.
Found on http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/glossary
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