Lumpectomy is also known as a partial mastectomy. The procedure involves the removal of the breast’s “lump” tissue through surgery. It is used as a lesser extensive surgical option to treat breast cancer in some cases and is usually paired with radiation treatments (after healing is completed) to reduce the risk of recurrence of cancer in that breast. Some of the benefits of the partial mastectomy/lumpectomy include a less extensive operation and preservation of the normal breast tissue.
In years past, when breast cancer was detected, much more radical surgical techniques were used, leaving women with severe disfigurement and functional limitations. Thanks to recent research and medical developments, the surgical experience is much lower risk, and functional and cosmetic outcomes have improved significantly. All treatments that are offered at MASG have equal cancer outcomes.
The decision to whether to perform mastectomy or not depends on several factors. These factors include the biologic aggressiveness of the cancer cells detected on the breast, the total number of lesions, patient preference, and the patient’s acceptance of possible tumor recurrence after the surgery.
Lumpectomy is a highly-recommended breast cancer surgery treatment for confirmed cancer patients. Although many are praising the procedure for allowing the breast to remain intact, it might cause adverse effects to patients such as scars, pain, and partial breast disfiguration.
Given the benefits that breast surgery provides, patients are encouraged to avail of the services of professional, highly-trained, and very experienced surgeons. Fortunately, those who live in the city of Meridian and areas nearby can conveniently arrange an appointment with the Medical Arts Surgical Group.