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Breast Cancer Lumpectomy and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Breast Cancer Lumpectomy and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Breast cancer lumpectomy is a surgical procedure for the treatment of breast cancer. It is also called breast-conserving surgery as you can retain your breast while removing the cancer tumors. Unlike a mastectomy, only a portion of the breast is removed. A blue dye is injected prior to the surgery in the breast tissues that travels down to the lymphatic channels to the lymph node. The portion for lymph node is marked and isolated to be then surgically removed.

Breast cancer infographics
Breast cancer infographics

Learn about breast cancer symptoms, early signs, prevention, risks, and treatment.

Breast cancer signs and symptoms
Breast cancer signs and symptoms

Learn about breast cancer symptoms and early signs.

Breast self examination for breast cancer
Breast self examination for breast cancer

Breast self-exam can be a way to find breast cancer early, when it's more likely to be treated successfully.

Illustration of cancerous breast tumor
Illustration of cancerous breast tumor

A tumor is a mass of abnormal tissue. There are two types of breast cancer tumors - those that are non-cancerous, (called benign) and those that are cancerous, which are called 'malignant'.

X-ray mammogram image of breast with cancer
X-ray mammogram image of breast with cancer

The image shows an X-ray mammogram of breast cancer in a woman.

How do I check my breasts for breast cancer?
How do I check my breasts for breast cancer?

Breast self-exam (BSE), or regularly examining the breasts on your own, can be an effective way to find breast cancer in early stage, when it's more likely to be treated successfully.

Breast cancer symptoms
Breast cancer symptoms

The graphics show symptoms of breast cancer. A lump in the breast is usually a sign of the breast cancer that can be found in self-exam. Not all lumps though indicate breast cancer.