Definition of Lumpectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer.




Definition of Lumpectomy

1. Noun. (context: surgery) The surgical removal of a tumour or cyst from a breast. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lumpectomy

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Medical Definition of Lumpectomy

1. An operation to remove a lump, usually from the body or the breast. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lumpectomy

lumme
lummier
lummiest
lummox
lummoxes
lummy
lump
lump in one's throat
lump it
lump sugar
lump sum
lump to one's throat
lump together
lumpability
lumpectomies
lumpectomy (current term)
lumped
lumpen
lumpenly
lumpenproletariat
lumpenproletariats
lumpens
lumper
lumpers
lumpfish
lumpfishes
lumpier
lumpiest
lumpily
lumpiness

Literary usage of Lumpectomy

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1. Current Issues in Women's Health by Food and Drug Administration, DIANE Publishing Company, United States (1994)
""Chemotherapy, whether following mastectomy or lumpectomy, is the single most ... Schain says that some patients with lumpectomy seem to have some increased ..."

2. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition: An American by Maria Elizabeth Hewitt, Patricia A. Ganz (2006)
"If she has a lumpectomy with radiation and no chemotherapy, she might be finished with her primary treatment at about ..."

3. Breast Conservation Vs Mastectomy: Patient Survival in Day-to-Day Medical by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"In 'Implementations of lumpectomy, radiation, and nodal dissection do vary Notably, lumpectomy ranges from removal of the tumor itself to ..."

4. Employer Health Plan Accountability: Do Plan Participants Have Adequate edited by John A. Boehner (2000)
"The mastectomy recommendation went up to the medical director who looked at the evidence and suggested that, in fact, lumpectomy might be more appropriate ..."

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