lumpectomy

noun
lump·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌləm-ˈpek-tə-mē How to pronounce lumpectomy (audio) \
plural lumpectomies

Definition of lumpectomy

: excision of a breast tumor with a limited amount of associated tissue

Examples of lumpectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few weeks later, however, after booking a second lumpectomy, a second doctor urged her to have a double mastectomy. Allison Hatfield, Dallas News, "Innovative surgical procedure helps breast cancer survivors feel hugs again," 9 Nov. 2020 Doctors have told her that simply having a lumpectomy or even undergoing chemotherapy when she was first diagnosed wouldn’t have made a difference because the source of her cancer is genetic. Korin Miller, Woman's Day, "Why This Breast Cancer Warrior Urges Others With The Disease to Get Genetic Testing," 3 Dec. 2020 Within two weeks of her routine mammogram at Solis Mammography in Paris, Texas, she’d been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ and had a lumpectomy. Allison Hatfield, Dallas News, "Innovative surgical procedure helps breast cancer survivors feel hugs again," 9 Nov. 2020 Based on those priorities, a very good treatment option for me personally included surgery—either a lumpectomy (simply removing the cancerous mass) or a mastectomy (removing the affected breast or both breasts). Jackie Miller, Health.com, "I Almost Cancelled My Ob-Gyn Appointment Because of the Pandemic—Then I Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer," 16 Oct. 2020 She will be treated with chemotherapy and a lumpectomy, followed by radiation. Anna Wilde Mathews, WSJ, "Covid-19 Outbreaks Led to Dangerous Delay in Cancer Diagnoses," 15 Oct. 2020 Parker then had the opportunity to have a lumpectomy but chose to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy in June to remove both breasts. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Spring resident Tova Parker channels positive energy to overcome breast cancer," 6 Oct. 2020 According to The National Breast Cancer Foundation, a lumpectomy usually removes the least amount of breast tissue. Kai Mcgee, Marie Claire, "A Devastating Choice: Deciding Between a Lumpectomy or Mastectomy," 5 Oct. 2020 Now cancer-free, Sharon endured months of chemotherapy and a lumpectomy in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "At end of her cancer journey, this mom stands triumphant," 7 June 2020

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First Known Use of lumpectomy

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Lumpectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lumpectomy. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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lumpectomy

noun
lump·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌləm-ˈpek-tə-mē How to pronounce lumpectomy (audio) \
plural lumpectomies

Medical Definition of lumpectomy

: excision of a breast tumor with a limited amount of associated tissue

called also tylectomy

— compare quadrantectomy

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