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Lumpectomy

Lumpectomy

Photo of chest 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."

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Sue Barton, PhD, PsyD - Behavioral Health
Last Revised August 27, 2012

Last Revised: August 27, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Sue Barton, PhD, PsyD - Behavioral Health

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