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Breast-Conserving Surgery: Lumpectomy

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Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) is the surgical removal of a breast lump and some of the tissue around it. The lump is removed in one piece and sent to the lab for examination (pathology).

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
Last Revised June 28, 2011

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Last Updated: June 28, 2011
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