Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
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New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681
A lumpectomy preserves the appearance of the breast.
The tumor, along with a margin of surrounding tissue, is removed.
In this procedure, your surgeon will make an incision in the skin
and separate the tumor and a margin of healthy tissue from the breast with a scalpel.
Then, your surgeon will remove the mass with forceps,
send it to the pathology lab for examination, and close the wound with sutures.