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What is a lumpectomy?

The word lumpectomy literally means ‘removal of lump’. In the context of breast cancer, a breast lumpectomy means removal of the cancerous lump. A lumpectomy is also referred to as a ‘wide local excision’ (WLE) and it also falls under the term breast conservation surgery (BCS). However, some breast cancers do not present as lumps […]

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