Definition of lumpectomy in English:

lumpectomy

Line breaks: lump|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /lʌmˈpɛktəmi
 
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noun (plural lumpectomies)

A surgical operation in which a lump is removed from the breast, typically when cancer is present but has not spread.
More example sentences
  • 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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