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Lumpectomy Surgery Preparation Instructions, and Recovery Time Topic Guide

Lumpectomy (Surgery, Procedure) Lumpectomy (Surgery, Procedure): Lumpectomy is surgery to remove a suspected malignant (cancerous) tumor, or lump, and surrounding tissue from a woman's breast. The size and location of the lump determine how much of the breast is removed. Lumpectomy replaced radical mastectomy to because it leaves the breast mostly intact. After surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy may be recommended.