lumpectomy

noun
lump·ec·to·my | \ˌləm-ˈpek-tə-mē \
plural lumpectomies

Definition of lumpectomy 

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

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Surgical biopsy: This form of biopsy involves removing either a portion of your mass (this is called an incisional biopsy) or the entire thing (known as excisional biopsy, wide local excision, or lumpectomy), according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "8 Helpful Things to Know About Getting a Breast Biopsy Before It Happens," 27 June 2018 To treat it, Nixon had a lumpectomy and underwent more than six weeks of radiation, Fox News previously reported. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon could be New York's next governor: A look at her political activism," 7 June 2018 Such women usually have surgery — mastectomy or a lumpectomy and radiation — followed by years of a hormone-blocking drug aimed at keeping cancer from returning. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "What the latest news on breast cancer, chemo and genomic testing could mean for you," 5 June 2018 The genomic test, which is costly but is usually covered by insurance, breaks down cancer’s intricacies by measuring the function of 21 genes in a tumor (removed via a lumpectomy or mastectomy) to tabulate a score from zero to 100. Elizabeth Varnell, Vogue, "Many Women With Breast Cancer Can Now Skip Chemo, According to a New Study," 4 June 2018 In 1999, Moore was diagnosed at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with breast cancer that would require a lumpectomy and chemotherapy. Vikki Ortiz, chicagotribune.com, "How much does it cost to save a life? Sometimes treating cancer means going broke," 24 May 2018 To treat it, Nixon had a lumpectomy and underwent more than six weeks of radiation, Fox News previously reported. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon could be New York's next governor: A look at her political activism," 19 Apr. 2018 Now, after 20 weeks of chemotherapy, a radical mastectomy and lumpectomy, and 6½ weeks of radiation, Terry, her head furry with much darker than normal hair, is back home. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Better Angels: An officer's quiet gift, and a patient's poignant farewell," 9 May 2018 To treat it, Nixon had a lumpectomy and underwent more than six weeks of radiation, Fox News previously reported. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon could be New York's next governor: A look at her political activism," 19 Apr. 2018

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lumpectomy

noun
lump·ec·to·my | \ˌləm-ˈpek-tə-mē \
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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