Definition of lumpectomy in English:

Share this entry

lumpectomy

Pronunciation: /lʌmˈpɛktəmi/

noun (plural lumpectomies)

A surgical operation in which a lump is removed from the breast, typically when cancer is present but has not spread.
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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.