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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Lumpectomía

Lumpectomy (lum-PEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove abnormal tissue or cancer from the breast and a small amount of normal tissue around it. It is a type of breast-sparing surgery.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.