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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In cases where possible, a lumpectomy is another surgical treatment option for these patients.
In January, Newton underwent an oncoplastic lumpectomy at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill, which Dr.
If she were a passive person, she would have had a lumpectomy," said Krause's granddaughter, Dr.
The researchers found that 11.2 percent of the participants underwent lumpectomy, 27.5 percent underwent mastectomy, and 61.3 percent underwent lumpectomy or mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND).
She was quickly referred for a lumpectomy, removing the cancerous part of her breast and, after a course of radiotherapy, she made a full recovery.
For many women with breast cancer, a lumpectomy (surgery that removes the tumor) is sufficient, along with drugs and/or radiation therapy.
With all things equal-age, cancer stage, tumor size, tumor type, receptor type-the outcomes of a mastectomy and a lumpectomy are exactly the same, San Agustin said.
"He made it absolutely clear to me that if I did not have the lumpectomy, then the lump would continue to grow at an aggressive rate," she said.
Scores on body image satisfaction and resilience in women with lumpectomy were higher than women with mastectomy.
Nearly simultaneously with the initial trials studying breast conservation instead of mastectomy, investigators began to study alternative approaches that could achieve comparable cancer outcomes while reducing the burden of care imposed by the 4-6 weeks of daily radiotherapy delivery post lumpectomy. Administration of radiation to the breast tissue that is adjacent to the surgical cavity, i.e., partial-breast irradiation is one of the treatment alternatives studied.
With the support of Rick, she underwent a lumpectomy. Afterwards, she sought an opinion at Cancer Treatment Centers of America[R] (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) to see if any additional treatment would be needed.