December 5, 2001

Breast Conservation Therapy


Surgery to remove a breast cancer and a small amount of benign tissue around the cancer, without removing any other part of the breast. This procedure is also called lumpectomy, segmental excision, limited breast surgery, or tylectomy. The method may require an axiliary dissection and usually requires radiation therapy in addition to the breast conservation surgery.

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