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Glossary: lumpectomy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

lumpectomy

(lum-PEK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove a tumor (lump) in a breast and a small amount of normal tissue around it. It is a type of breast-conserving surgery.

Breast-conserving surgery; drawing shows removal of the tumor and axillary lymph nodes.

Breast-conserving surgery. Dotted lines show the area containing the tumor that is removed and some of the lymph nodes that may be removed.

2012-06-20