Breast lump removal is surgery to remove a lump that may be breast cancer. Tissue around the lump is also removed. This surgery is called an excisional breast biopsy, or lumpectomy. When a noncancerous tumor such as a fibroadenoma of the breast is removed, this is also called an excisional breast biopsy, or a lumpectomy. Sometimes, the health care provider cannot feel the lump when examining you. However, it can be seen on imaging results.
Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy: Which is right for you? | The Surgery Group
Pain under the right breast may indicate a serious medical condition, but breast cancer is not necessarily one of them. The pain may involve one of the organs such as the kidney, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, or right lung. It may also be gas or a muscle strain. Pain under the right breast needs to be linked to the underlying cause before initiating a proper course of treatment.
Breast-conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy)
Breast-conserving surgery, also known as lumpectomy or partial mastectomy, is an operation to remove the cancer but not the breast itself. Most patients who choose lumpectomy will also be treated with radiation therapy to minimize the chance of recurrence of the cancer in the breast. The photos below show the breasts of some typical patients who underwent lumpectomy and radiation therapy for treatment of their cancer at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Patient age : 37 Description : Six months after right breast lumpectomy and whole breast radiation therapy for invasive cancer. Patient age : 45 Description : One year after left breast lumpectomy and whole breast radiation therapy for invasive cancer.
A lumpectomy is the surgical removal of a cancerous or noncancerous breast tumor. A lumpectomy also includes removing a small amount of normal breast tissue around a cancerous tumor. Other names for breast lumpectomy include partial mastectomy , breast-conserving surgery, breast-sparing surgery, and wide excision. Doctors most commonly use a lumpectomy to treat small, early stage breast cancer tumors in women.