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Lumpectomy


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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.