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What is a lumpectomy?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 8 years
  • Jo Ann Timberlake Profile
    Survivor since 2009
    A lumpectomy is a surgery where only the malignant tissue and a "clean" space around the malignant tissue is removed. The breast is not removed and reconstructive surgery is not usually required after a lumpectomy.
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