Procedure Name Breast Lump Excision
Surgery Type Open Surgery
Hospital Stay Nil (Outpatient)
Duration of Surgery 1 to 2 Hours
Type of Anaesthesia General Anesthesia, Local Anesthesia With Sedation
Full Recovery 4 to 6 Weeks
If you or someone you know discovers a lump in their breast, it can be scary and your mind may conjure the worst thought - cancer! However, a lump is not always a sign of breast cancer. There can be many causes of breast lumps, and the good news is that most of these causes are non-cancerous.
Having said that, it is still recommended that you consult a doctor as soon as you observe a lump in the breast. In some cases, the lump may need to be removed through surgery. This type of breast surgery is called breast lump excision or breast lump removal.
Let’s find out all about the surgery and why it may be needed.
Breast lump excision is a surgical procedure to remove a lump from inside the breast. The lump removed by this procedure may be cancerous or non-cancerous in nature. However, it is used most frequently to remove cancerous tissue from the breast. Breast lump excision is aimed at removing the lump as well as some healthy tissue around it, to ensure that all cancer cells are taken out of the body.
Breast lump excision is also called “breast lump removal”, “breast-conserving surgery”, “excisional breast biopsy”, or simply “lumpectomy”.
The main aim of breast lump excision is to prevent a cancerous tumor from spreading to other parts of the body. A breast lump excision is considered less invasive than the removal of the entire breast. Breast lump excision ensures better breast symmetry as it leaves most of the breast’s appearance and sensations intact. You may need radiation, chemotherapy, or medication after breast lump excision to ensure that all cancer cells in the body have been destroyed and to prevent cancer from returning.
A breast lump excision or breast lump removal surgery may be recommended if you have a lump in the breast, want a healthcare professional to evaluate its nature, and get it removed. You can consult a doctor about getting a breast lump excision if the lump is large, unusual in texture, growing in size, or causing discomfort.
Hence, breast lump removal surgery or lumpectomy can be used to test and then remove a cancerous or non–cancerous lump from the breast. A doctor may start by carrying out a biopsy (removing a small amount of the lump to look for its cause and determine if it is cancerous) to test a sample of tissue from the breast. If tests confirm the presence of breast cancer in the lump, the doctor removes the lump by performing a breast lump excision procedure.
The benefits associated with breast lump excision or breast lump removal surgery include:
The risks or potential complications associated with breast lump excision surgery include:
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Unfortunately, not always. In many cases, those who undergo a breast lump excision or lumpectomy may require a second surgery.
After a breast lump excision, the tissue excised from the breast is examined by a pathologist to see if cancer cells are present in the margins surrounding the cancerous tumor. If there are cancer cells in the margins, the surgeon may recommend one more surgery, called re-excision lumpectomy to clear the margins. If cancer cells are still present after re-excision, the surgeon may need to perform a mastectomy or removal of the entire breast.
The doctor may not recommend a breast lump excision or lumpectomy if you have:
A lumpectomy and a mastectomy are surgical procedures used to treat breast cancer but differ in the amount of breast tissue removed.
A lumpectomy, also called breast lump excision, involves the removal of the cancerous lump and a surrounding margin of healthy tissue to ensure that no cancer cells remain. The remaining breast tissue is left intact and the breast is reshaped to maintain its look.
A mastectomy involves the removal of the entire breast, including the breast tissue, nipple, and areola. Depending on the extent of the cancer, nearby lymph nodes may also be removed. Breast reconstruction surgery can be performed during or after a mastectomy to rebuild the breast.
Call the doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms on or near the operated breast:
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