Lumpectomy is the common problem that commonly done by those who have breast tumor problem. breast tumor is a form of abnormal proliferation of cells in the breast tissue. Tumor (swelling) even though there is a benign, but if it grew larger, it would be better if appointed to be known accurately and earlier whether benign or malignant.
Lumpectomy is a follow up of the results of the biopsy which I described in earlier writings. Who is the woman who can and can not undergo a lumpectomy? What is the procedure before, during, and after surgery? In this paper I try to describe briefly the following illustration, which may to some colleagues will be a little unnerving. But I do this for all the concerned colleagues to treat breast and pay attention to her health.
Lumpectomy is an act of breast rescue operation, with taking / tumor (lump) with normal breast tissue around it. Breast rescue procedure can be done under anesthesia (anesthesia) and total local.
- Women who can undergo lumpectomy surgery are women who:
- Having a single tumor with a diameter less than 5 cm,
- Has enough normal tissue so that removal does not eliminate breast,
- Medically feasible undergoing surgery and radiation therapy continued.
Lumpectomy usually followed by radiation therapy is the standard treatment for women with criteria as above. Larger studies show that women who undergo breast rescue with radiation therapy and breast removal have the overall survival rate is almost the same. However, lumpectomy more cosmetics results (appearance) of breast better.