BREAST CONSERVING SURGERY
Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is an operation to remove the cancer while leaving as much normal breast as possible. Some surrounding healthy tissue and lymph nodes are usually also removed. How much of the breast is removed depends on the size and location of the tumor and other factors. Breast Conserving Surgery is sometimes called lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, partial mastectomy, or segmental mastectomy. It’s often an option for a woman with early-stage cancer, and allows her to keep most of her breast.
Breast-conserving surgery allows a woman to keep most of her breast, but makes it likely she will also need radiation.
Not all women with breast cancer are candidates for BCS. Talk to your doctor to find out whether BCS is an option for you..