Definition of lumpectomy in English:
noun (plural lumpectomies)
A surgical operation in which a lump is removed from the breast, typically when cancer is present but has not spread.
- An early stage cancer will probably involve a lumpectomy, removing the lump and the breast tissue around it.
- Most women with early breast cancer get offered a lumpectomy with radiation or a mastectomy.
- She made a positive choice to have a mastectomy rather than a lumpectomy to ensure the cancer did not spread.
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