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 Kohl had a lumpectomy, underwent radiation treatments and stayed on endocrine therapy for five years. Mark Tatge, Forbes, 6 July 2022 Another suggests some low-risk breast cancer patients can omit radiation after lumpectomy. Carla K. Johnson, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 Celebrities began posting their support for Dress Shoppe II; Hadid even paid Goyal a visit and texted her good luck before her lumpectomy later in the year. NBC News, 13 Nov. 2021 Some women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have a lumpectomy, a breast-conserving procedure to remove cancerous or abnormal breast tissue. Rachel Weber, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2021 She was treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, undergoing a lumpectomy, radiation and chemotherapy. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, 10 Sep. 2021 The results of randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute focused on 200 patients who underwent a breast biopsy or lumpectomy for breast cancer. Korin Miller, Health.com, 17 June 2021 But that routine exam led to more detailed tests, and ultimately to a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 May 2021 A few weeks later, however, after booking a second lumpectomy, a second doctor urged her to have a double mastectomy. Allison Hatfield, Dallas News, 9 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of lumpectomy

1972, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2022

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“Lumpectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lumpectomy. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for lumpectomy

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

More from Merriam-Webster on lumpectomy

Nglish: Translation of lumpectomy for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lumpectomy

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