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Breast Conserving Surgery Wide Excision / Lumpectomy

  • Your surgeon will remove only the breast cancer and a rim of normal surrounding breast tissue.
  • Your breast will remain. A scar and some changes in shape and size are expected.
  • You can go home the next day.
  • You may require a second operation if cancer cells are noted at the edge of the removed portion. This occurs in 10 -15% of patients.
  • You will need to have radiation therapy to the breast (Mon to Fri) for 4 - 6 weeks. This helps to destroy any remaining cancer cells.