During a lumpectomy, a cancerous tumor and a margin
of healthy tissue are removed from the breast. A sentinel lymph node biopsy may
also be performed before the procedure to identify where the cancer has spread.
- Removal of
Treated with a Lumpectomy:
A lumpectomy is performed in cases of breast cancer.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
a lumpectomy. A mastectomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
with a Lumpectomy:
A lumpectomy may be performed under local or
Complications from a Lumpectomy:
Possible risks following a lumpectomy include
infection, swelling, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is
after a Lumpectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a
lumpectomy is good. However, the patient may opt for a more invasive