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breast conserving surgery

Surgery to remove part of the breast. Also called a lumpectomy.


The removal of part of the breast. Also called breast conserving surgery.

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…weeks, and these remained equal at six, 12 and 24 months. “Many patients experience long-term complications post-surgery, including reduced urinary and bowel control, erectile dysfunction and elevated psychological distress. “As technology, surgery, oncology, and radiation advances, we hope this will…

laparoscopic surgery

Surgery done through small cuts in the abdomen using a laparoscope (a thin telescopic instrument) for viewing. Also called keyhole surgery.

Breast Cancer

…see What Is Cancer? Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas…

Breast cancer

means the cancer has spread from the breast ducts or lobules into the surrounding breast tissue. Invasive breast cancer can be early, locally advanced or advanced (metastatic). Types of breast cancer Invasive breast cancers The main types of invasive breast

invasive breast cancer

Cancer that has spread from the lining of the breast ducts or lobules into the surrounding breast tissue.

breast form/prosthesis

An artificial breast worn in a bra cup or attached to the body to recreate the look of a natural breast.

reconstructive surgery

Surgery to rebuild an area of the body that has been damaged….

video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

A type of thoracic surgery performed using a small video camera which is inserted, along with the operating instruments, through separate holes in the chest wall, known as ports….