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lumpectomy Syllabification: lump·ec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌləmˈpektəmē/

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.
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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