breast-conserving surgery

Pronunciation: (brest-kun-SER-ving SER-juh-ree)

An operation to remove the cancer and some normal tissue around it, but not the breast itself. Some lymph nodes under the arm may be removed for biopsy. Part of the chest wall lining may also be removed if the cancer is near it. Also called breast-sparing surgery, lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, quadrantectomy, and segmental mastectomy.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Breast-conserving surgery. The tumor and some normal tissue around it are removed, but not the breast itself. Some lymph nodes under the arm may be removed. Part of the chest wall lining may also be removed if the cancer is near it. Cirugía para conservar la mama. Se extirpan el tumor y parte del tejido normal que lo rodea, pero no se extirpa la mama misma. Se puede extirpar algunos ganglios linfático debajo del brazo. También se puede extirpar parte del revestimiento de la pared torácica si el cáncer esá cerca de este. Date last modified: 2015-07-22