lumpectomy


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lump·ec·to·my

 (lŭm-pĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. lump·ec·to·mies
1. Surgical excision of a tumor from the breast with the removal of a minimal amount of surrounding tissue. Also called tylectomy.
2. Surgical excision of a mass.

lumpectomy

(lʌmˈpɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of a tumour in a breast
[C20: from lump1 + -ectomy]

lump•ec•to•my

(lʌmˈpɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical removal of a breast cyst or tumor.
[1970–75]

lumpectomy

Surgery to remove a tumor in the breast. Compare mastectomy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lumpectomy - surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
Translations
emlõdaganat mûtéti eltávolítása

lump·ec·to·my

n. tumorectomía, extirpación de un tumor gen. de la mama.

lumpectomy

n (pl -mies) lumpectomía
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A patient who meets the criteria for partial breast irradiation has a catheter placed in the breast either at the time of the initial lumpectomy or shortly thereafter.
PHOENIX -- A novel intraoperative breast cancer probe demonstrated significant potential for reducing positive surgical margins in lumpectomy patients--including those with hard-to-detect, pre invasive, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)--according to two separate studies presented here at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) Annual Meeting.
Studies have demonstrated that radiation therapy is an essential component of treatment for breast cancer when the patient wishes to conserve her breast with a lumpectomy as opposed to undergoing a full mastectomy.
Cytori and MBA Grupo plan to establish key centers in Spain, Italy and Portugal to conduct a post-market clinical study for breast reconstruction following lumpectomy.
a publicly-traded medical device company focused solely on cancer therapies, today announced that the initial three clinical cases in the RFA-assisted Lumpectomy feasibility study were performed.
Approximately 60% of these patients will be treated with lumpectomy procedures, a trend that is increasing with early detection.
Forty-one patients in the trial were treated with traditional lumpectomy breast conserving surgical excision, followed intraoperatively by radiofrequency ablation (eRFA).
Radiation therapy for breast cancer following a lumpectomy involves daily exposure to external radiation beams over a course of six weeks.
Despite a growing body of research that unequivocally demonstrates the efficacy of breast-conserving therapy in conjunction with radiation therapy, tens of thousands of women still opt for a mastectomy or lumpectomy without radiation.
CHICAGO, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who undergo breast conservation therapy have an even stronger defense to prevent disease recurrence and rid the body of cancer cells following a lumpectomy with the use of AccuBoost.
The treatment of early stage breast carcinoma involves either lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy or mastectomy.
Lead scientist Dr Lead scientist Dr Allison Kurian, from Allison Kurian, from Stanford University, Stanford University, said: "The average said: "The average patient who has patient who has bilateral mastectomy will have no better survival than the average patient who has lumpectomy plus radiation.