Lumpectomy

Breast after lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) is the surgical removal of a breast lump and some of the tissue around it. It may also be called "excisional biopsy" or "wide excision."

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,

Current as ofJuly 26, 2016

Current as of: July 26, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,