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Lumpectomy

Breast after lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) is the surgical removal of a breast lump and some of the tissue around it. It may also be called "excisional biopsy" or "wide excision."

Current as of: December 17, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology