In this surgery, the breast cancer and a rim of normal surrounding breast tissue are removed. The breast will remain a scar and some changes in shape and size of the breast are expected. Patients can go home on the same day or the next day.
After recovering from breast-conserving surgery, radiation therapy to the breast (Mon to Fri) for 3 to 6 weeks is recommended. It helps to reduce the risk of recurrence.
A second operation is needed if cancer cells are noted at the edge in the histological (microscopic) assessment of the removed portion. This occurs in 10 to 15 percent of patients.
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