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Lumpectomy (Tumor Removal Surgery) for Breast Cancer

Lumpectomy

A lumpectomy is a type of breast cancer surgery in which only the tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue is removed. This procedure, which is less extensive than other types of breast cancer surgery, is a form of breast-sparing surgery that is most commonly recommended for patients with early-stage cancer. This is a less invasive surgery than a mastectomy, so the recovery time tends to be shorter and easier after a lumpectomy.

A lumpectomy can be highly effective at removing cancer from the body, and the cosmetic outcomes are often quite positive as well. However, even after a successful lumpectomy, patients may be prescribed a course of chemotherapy or radiation therapy to ensure that all of the cancerous cells have been removed. If, following a lumpectomy, cancerous cells are found in the “margins” (the regular breast tissue that was removed in addition to the tumor), a second operation may be scheduled to remove any remaining tumor cells.

At Florida Medical Clinic, we have an experienced team of surgical breast oncologists who determine the best approach to breast cancer surgery for each patient. We take into consideration not only the patient’s specific diagnosis, but also how important it is to the patient to preserve original breast tissue and whether removing the entire breast might reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.

Our Department of Surgery also offers:

  • Single and double mastectomies
  • Lymph node removal
  • Post-surgical breast reconstruction

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgical breast oncologists who can provide you with more information about a lumpectomy for breast cancer, contact Florida Medical Clinic today.

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