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Cancer was removed during biopsy. Do I need a lumpectomy? Why not just Radiation?

By Anonymous August 30, 2017 - 10:10pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Each case is unique. These are questions that you should be asking the breast surgeon.

A small amount of tissue is taken during a biopsy. The sample is examined and it is determined if it is cancerous or non cancerous and the type of cancer.

A lumpectomy is a surgical operation in which a lump is removed from the breast, typically when cancer is present but has not spread.


August 31, 2017 - 8:21am
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