Definition of lumpectomy in English:


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

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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